Ann Killenbeck is a Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas. She holds a J.D. from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation was one of the first studies to assess the impact of affirmative action programs on law students’ educational outcomes. She has published several articles and book chapters on affirmative action, including: Ferguson, Fisher, and the Future: Diversity and Inclusion as a Remedy for Implicit Racial Bias, 42 J.C. & U.L. 58 (2016); It’s All About Education: Implementation Issues in the Wake of Grutter and Gratz, 2 Controversies in Affirmative Action: Contemporary Debates 113-42. (James A. Beckman ed., 2015); The Devil Is in the Lack of Details, 85 Ind. L.J. 1261 (Fall 2010); Bakke, With Teeth? The Implications of Grutter v. Bollinger in an Outcomes-Based World, 36 J.C. & U.L. 1 (2009).
Richard Sander is an economist and the Dukeminier Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA. He is director of the UCLA-RAND Center on Law & Policy, and Vice Chair of the Inclusivity Institute. Most of his work is empirical; he has published books analyzing affirmative action policies in higher education and explicating the dynamics and effects of federal policies upon housing segregation.
Mark Killenbeck, the Wylie H. Davis Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas, is a law professor and legal historian with a special interest in the Founding Era and the decisions of the Marshall Court that laid the foundations for the development of the nation. He is also deeply concerned about issues of equity and individual rights, especially in the light of the arguably counterintuitive substantive and procedural equal protection issues posed by affirmative action programs and policies. He has written numerous articles, chapters, and essays that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books and in many of the leading student-edited law reviews. He has also delivered two Leon Silverman Lectures at the Supreme Court, the most recent on First Monday, October 2019 Term.
Julian Sharp grew up in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York with a degree in Philosophy. He attended the University of Arkansas School of Law and served as Managing Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He is currently clerking for Federal District Judge John Sinatra in Buffalo and following this, he has accepted an offer to clerk for Chief Judge Lavenski R. Smith of the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. When he is not occupied with legal research, he enjoys staying active and watching Buffalo Bills football.
Shannon Stroud graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2020, earning the distinguished T.C. & Rosemary Carlson Memorial Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. She is also a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Political Science and Economics. She is an associate attorney at Carithers Johnson Devenport in Springdale, Arkansas, where she focuses on immigration law and federal appellate litigation.