Bellagio Residents/

Rick Banks

November 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: November 2022

Project: “The Miseducation of America: The True Cost of College Admissions and the Crisis of Democracy”


Ralph Richard Banks is a legal scholar whose research focus is on family law, employment discrimination law and race and the law. His writings have appeared in a wide range of popular and scholarly publications, including the Stanford Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Banks came to Bellagio in November 2022 to work on a book about how and why our nation’s leading universities have become luxury goods, constructed around ideas of scarcity and exclusivity. He is presently the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor, by courtesy, at the School of Education.

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