Daria Roithmayr teaches and writes in the area of critical race theory and comparative law, focusing on the area of structural racial inequality in the U.S. and South Africa.
Before joining USC Law, Professor Roithmayr taught for nine years at the University of Illinois College of Law. She has also visited at Michigan, Minnesota, and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Among her publications are the forthcoming Them That's Got Shall Get: Why Racial Inequality Persists, “Locked in Segregation” (Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 2004); and “Access, Adequacy, and Equality: The Constitutionality of School Fee Financing in Public Education” (South African Journal of Human Rights, 2003). She is currently working on a book that analogizes persistent racial inequality to persistent market monopoly.
Professor Roithmayr twice served as special counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy on Supreme Court nominations, and in 2005 was special counsel for People for the American Way, advising the group on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. She also served as special counsel for the Attorney General of Mississippi on the state’s anti-tobacco lawsuit. Since 2000, she has been a consultant for the Education Rights Project in South Africa.