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Idhaan Khurana

high_schoolClass of 2024Johns Creek, Georgia



  • "Racial Impact of Legal Precedents on Modern Day Discrimination Cases" with mentor Iris (Dec. 4, 2023)

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Racial Impact of Legal Precedents on Modern Day Discrimination Cases

Started June 23, 2022

Abstract or project description

Idhaan is interested in examining how legal precedents impact modern racial wrongful termination cases. Specifically, Idhaan noticed a trend that a majority of wrongful termination lawsuits in the past five years all involve people of color, and most of these cases cited cases involving gender discrimination rather than other cases of race discrmination. The primary question he would like to answer at the moment is "How do previous court rulings that establish legal precedents based off of race continue to determine the outcome of modern cases related to racial and gender based discrimination in the workplace?". Primary sources he's examining include recent legal cases from the past 5 years within the 11th circuit. Secondary resources thus far include books and articles written by established lawyers on a similar topic. So far there doesn't seem to be much research on this topic indicating Idhaan's work could be a substantial contribution to the field of legal research. The methodology of this research includes examining the logic and arguments used by judges to determine cases of wrongful determination due to racial discrmination, and how they apply cases of wrongful determination due to gender discrimination to do so.