January 9, 2017
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Brian K. Landsberg wrote an op-ed, "Here are a few questions Sessions needs to answer before being confirmed as attorney general," that appeared in the Jan. 10, 2017 print edition of The Sacramento Bee. Read the op-ed.
Professor Landsberg's teaching is grounded in his experience as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, beginning in the tumultuous 1960s. He worked on some of the first cases to desegregated public accommodations and on fair employment and fair housing cases. As Chief of the Education Section, he helped litigate the cases that transformed the schools of the Deep South from the most segregated to the most integrated schools in the nation by the mid-1970's. He then became Chief of the Appellate Section, arguing cases in United States Courts of Appeals throughout the country, as well as working on Supreme Court briefs in seminal civil rights cases.