Mr. Charles R. Lawrence

Professor of Law, Law Center
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Focus Areas

Racial Equity & Healing
Racial Equity & Healing


Professor Lawrence joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty from Stanford Law School where he taught from 1986-92. He began his teaching career at the University of San Francisco in 1974 and has visited the faculty of several law schools, including Harvard, Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. Professor Lawrence is best known for his work in anti-discrimination law, equal protection, and critical race theory. His most recent book, We Won't Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), is co-authored by Georgetown Law Professor Mari Matsuda. Professor Lawrence has received the University of San Francisco School of Law's "Most Distinguished Professor Award" and the John Bingham Hurlburt Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the 1990 graduating class of Stanford Law School. He is a member of the board of advisors and past-president of the Society of American Law Teachers. Professor Lawrence currently serves on the District of Columbia Board of Education.