Neil Gotanda Honored as Outstanding Activist-Teacher-Scholar at 2018 Joint Conference of NEPOC and CAPALF

Professor Neil Gotanda received the Haywood Burns & Shanara Gilbert Award for Outstanding Activist-Teacher-Scholar at the 2018 Joint Conference of the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (NEPOC) and the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF).  The award is named for Professor and Dean Haywood Burns (CUNY Law School’s second Dean) and Professor Shanara Gilbert (founder and co-director of CUNY Law School’s Defender clinic) who were deeply committed to human rights and the struggle against racism and economic and social injustice.  The Joint Conference was held on May 31 at Albany Law School, Albany, New York.

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Neil Gotanda Presents at American Bar Foundation Research Seminar

Professor Neil Gotanda presented at the American Bar Foundation Research Seminar Series in Chicago, Illinois, on May 17.  His work in progress is titled Mapping the Muslim Category: an Examination of Race, Identity, Religion and the Black-White Paradigm.  The paper surveys the use of the Muslim Category in the current litigation challenging the Executive Order Muslim Travel Ban and through use of the Muslim Category in constitutional doctrine.  The paper then interrogates the Muslim category in two prevalent framings – race and religion – using Critical Race Theory and Asian American Jurisprudence.  The draft paper is available at the ABF website.

Neil Gotanda Presents at Yale Law School

Professor Neil Gotanda spoke on October 11 at Yale Law School on Korematsu Revisited: “Other Racializations” and the Black White Racial Paradigm.  He was invited by the American Constitution Society, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, South Asian Law Student Association, OUTLaw, Black Law Student Association and Alliance for Diversity.  The presentation was part of a planned series of Critical Race Theory commentaries on well-known constitutional law cases.