Professor Jean Stefancic earned her B.A. cum laude from Maryville College and her M.A. from the University of San Francisco. Her writing, which focuses on law reform, social change, and legal scholarship, includes over fifty articles and fifteen books, some co-authored with Richard Delgado with whom she co-teaches courses on race and the law.
Before coming to Alabama in 2013 from Seattle University law school, Professor Stefancic taught at the University of Pittsburgh where she was Research Professor & Derrick Bell Scholar. During her ten years at the University of Colorado law school, she was affiliated with the Latino/a Research & Policy Center and on the advisory committee of the Center of the American West.
How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds (Duke University Press 2005).
No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda (Temple University Press 1996).
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, (3d ed., NYU Press 2018).
Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America, (3d ed., West Group, 2015).
The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader, (2d ed., NYU Press 2011).
Terrace v. Thompson and the Legacy of Manifest Destiny, 12 Nev. L.J. 532 (2012).
Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Foundation International Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, May-June 1993.
Fellow, Bogliasco Foundation, Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Genoa, Italy, October-November, 2001.
Derrick Bell Legacy Award 2013, Critical Race Studies in Education Association, May 2013.