Norman Williams Lecture

The 16th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and The Law with Anita Earls

Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Implications of Implicit Racial Bias for Environmental Justice

April 16th, 2020
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Presented in an online webinar

This lecture is free and open to the public. 

View/listen to the recording here.

About the Speaker

Anita Earls is an Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Before taking office on January 1, 2019, she was a civil rights attorney litigating voting rights and other civil rights cases for 30 years. Anita was the founder and Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a non-profit legal advocacy organization in Durham, North Carolina. In the Clinton Administration Anita served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. She has served on the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission.  Anita has taught as an adjunct professor at UNC and University of Maryland Law Schools and in the African and African-American Studies Department at Duke University. A graduate of Yale Law School and Williams College, Anita lives in Durham with her husband Charles Walton. She has two grown sons and two grandchildren.

About the Lecture Series

Norman Williams came to Vermont Law School in 1975, after a long and distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in the area of land use planning. Professor Williams played a key role in founding Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of Vermont Law School, in memory of both Norman Williams and Anya '94 and Charles Yates '93.