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Roger Clegg

President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws--including the regulatory impact on business and the problems in higher education created by affirmative action. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Clegg held the second highest positions in both the Civil Rights Division (1987-91) and in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93). He has held several other positions at the U.S. Justice Department, including Assistant to the Solicitor General (1985-87), Associate Deputy Attorney General (1984-85), and Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy (1984). Clegg is a graduate of Yale University Law School (1981). He currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia.


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Publications and Multimedia
School Discipline and the Expansion of Disparate Impact - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
February 05, 2014
Use of Disparate Impact Analysis - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 22, 2013
The Growing Use of Disparate Impact Analysis - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
July 02, 2013
Debate on Fisher and Shelby County - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group, American Constitution Society, and National Constitution Center Podcast
June 28, 2013
Book Reviews: Mismatch and Wounds That Will Not Heal
Engage Volume 14, Issue 1 February 2013
February 26, 2013
Testimony on the "Democracy Restoration Act"
Engage Volume 13, Issue 2, July 2012
September 28, 2012
Magner v. Gallagher - Post-Order SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-06-12 featuring Roger Clegg
March 06, 2012
Is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Constitutional? - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
February 03, 2012
Felon Voting - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
February 02, 2012
Immigration, the Arizona Statute, and E Pluribus Unum - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2010
Race, Sex, and the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Bill
New Federal Initiatives Project
July 12, 2010
H.R. 3335: “The Democracy Restoration Act”
New Federal Initiatives Project
March 22, 2010
Race-Based Attack on the SAT II - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group
August 04, 2009
Rothe Development Corp. v. Department of Defense - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group
July 23, 2009
Civil Rights in the Age of Obama - Event Audio/Video
Civil Rights Practice Group
May 13, 2009
The Obama Administration, the New Haven Firefighters Case, and More
New Federal Initiatives Project
April 21, 2009
Akaka Bill Debate
Online Debate
September 26, 2007
The Debate Over Felon Voting
February 03, 2007
OCR's Testing (Mis)Guidance: Anti-Education, Anti-Civil Rights
Civil Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3, Winter 2000
February 01, 2000
Tough Times for Preferences
Civil Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
May 01, 1999
An Authentic "National Dialogue" on Race
Civil Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 3, Winter 1998
December 01, 1998
Roger Clegg reviews America in Black and White by Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom
Civil Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1998
May 01, 1998
The Race Speech President Clinton Should Have Given
Civil Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 3, Fall 1997
December 01, 1997
Roger Clegg reviews The Demise of Environmentalism in American Law by Michael S. Greve
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996