Category Archives: Awards

Presenting “Identity Entrepreneurs” at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

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.

2016 Junior Faculty Forum 2016 Junior Faculty Forum Group

“Identity Entrepreneurs” Selected for Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

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.

Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award

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.

Selected to the 2014 ABA Blawg 100

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:

This Year’s Derrick Bell and Clyde Ferguson Awards

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