Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice

The ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) examines issues stemming from the intersection of race and ethnicity with the legal system. COREJ partners with both ABA and non-ABA entities to develop policies, programming, and other initiatives to address these issues. We consider ourselves the conscience of the ABA when social justice issues disproportionately affect people of color who are too often the most voiceless and vulnerable among us. 

Upcoming Events

Belly of the Beast

A virtual viewing and discussion of: BELLY OF THE BEAST. When an unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, they wage a near impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline

The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has been a matter of concern for a number of years. Recently, it has become a major concern of the general public across our country due in large part to the spiraling statistics and the negative impact on children of color. See what the ABA is doing to dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline here...

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Your gift to the Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice provides resources to educate lawyers, judges, bar associations and our communities. We design substantive programs focused on social justice issues and eliminating racial/ethnic bias in the justice system.

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2019-2020 Members

About the Coalition

In 1992 a Presidential Task Force on Minorities in the Justice system was created in the aftermath of the Rodney King disturbances. Shortly thereafter, a report was issued with recommendations by the Task Force.

The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, American Bar Association 321 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654 312-988-5736 Email: Website: