Steven Ramirez joined the law faculty at Loyola University Chicago in July 2006. Ramirez comes to Loyola from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, where he was the founding director of the Business and Transactional Law Center. Prior to joining the Washburn law faculty, he was a partner with Robinson Curley & Clayton, a Chicago litigation firm, specializing in corporate, securities and banking litigation. He also served as a Senior Attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and as an Enforcement Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Professor Ramirez teaches Business Organizations, Securities Litigation Seminar, and other business related classes. He has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance and financial regulation.
(Bio from the Steven A. Ramirez profile on the Loyala University Chicago website.)
Affirmative Action at the Crossroads: The Uncertain Future of Race-Conscious College Admissions
This year, we continued to support exciting and engaging events that address pivotal civil rights concerns in our democracy. Each year we are pleased to be a part of the celebration of Constitution Day, and this year K-State again hosted the Kansas Court of Appeals on campus as it heard arguments in several interesting appellate cases. In conjunction with this unique opportunity to see the courts in action, we sponsored a free public lecture and discussion led by Steven A. Ramirez, Professor of Law at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Professor Ramirez’s lecture was entitled: Affirmative Action at the Crossroads: the Uncertain Future of Race Conscious College Admissions. His lecture focused on an important case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a university’s right to consider race and ethnicity in deciding whether to admit student applicants. Following the talk, the audience was invited to join in small groups to discuss whether race-based college admission should be allowed or whether this policy violates the civil rights of some applicants. This fall event offered a tremendous opportunity for our campus to continue to join in the national dialog on the state of civil rights in America.