I am pleased to share that I was recently elected to the American Law Institute. My biography page is available here, and the announcement of the most recent slate of elected members is available here. I’m honored to be included with so many distinguished colleagues, and I look forward to joining in the important work of the ALI.
I was both honored and excited to learn that I received the University of Denver’s Distinguished Scholar Award for 2017. The last time a law school faculty member won this university-wide award was in 1996. More information about the award is here.
I really enjoyed presenting my article “Identity Entrepreneurs,” forthcoming in the California Law Review, at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum this week. The format consisted of a twenty-minute presentation by the junior scholar, followed by feedback by one or two senior commenters and then general commentary. I believe there were twelve papers presented and I was so impressed and inspired by each of them. I was honored to have my work selected for this conference.
Here’s a photo of me presenting, and one of all the junior scholars after our final dinner.
I am pleased to share that my article “Identity Entrepreneurs,” which is forthcoming in the California Law Review later this year, was selected for presentation the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. This year the Forum will take place in at Yale Law School on June 26-27. I’m excited to attend and to share my work with top scholars in my field, as well as to meet the other junior scholars whose papers were selected. You can find more information about the Forum here.
I am so pleased and honored to share that the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) recently awarded me the 2014-2015 Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award. Professor Yamamoto (University of Hawaii) is an amazing scholar and activist; you can read more about his many accomplishments here.
I’m pleased to announce that this blog — which is still less than a year old — has been selected to the ABA Blawg 100. The 100 selected blogs are now competing against one another in 13 categories. Mine is in the “Prof” division. If you’re so inclined, please check out the full list of 100 blogs and consider voting for me.
If you’re new to this blog and made your way here from the ABA Journal site, here are a few posts from the past year that, I think, collectively capture what my blog is about:
- Encounters with Race, December 28, 2013
- Consent Forms and Affirmative Disclosure, January 10, 2014
- How Courts Evaluate Written Consent Forms, January 13, 2014
- Hollywood Car Chase: The Sequel, March 4, 2014
- Uber, Privacy, and Discrimination, April 20, 2014
- Why Asian Americans Should Support Affirmative Action, March 18, 2014
- Internships and Employment Discrimination, March 24, 2014
- Privilege in the Checkout Line, March 28, 2014
- The Harm of Stays in Same-Sex Marriage Litigation, June 2, 2014
- Courts Should Not Stay Decisions Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Bans, June 5, 2014
- Labels, or, Why It Is Not Helpful to Call Someone a Racist, June 11, 2014
- Animal Crush Porn, Revenge Porn, and Secondary Effects, June 18, 2014
Congratulations to my University of Denver Law colleague César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández for his selection as the recipient of this year’s Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award!
As some readers may know, the The Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award is awarded annually by the AALS Minority Groups section. It’s named in honor of Professor Derrick A. Bell, Jr.-the first tenured African-American on the Harvard Law School faculty. The Award honors a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice. Continue reading