Jean Stefancic
Professor and Clement Research Affiliate

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Critical Race Theory

Jean Stefancic

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 forty articles and seventeen 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.

Selected Publications:

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, 2d ed. (New York University Press 2012)

The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader, 2d ed. (New York University Press 2011)

Race and Races: Cases and Materials for a Diverse America, 3d ed. (West Academic, forthcoming 2015)

Terrace v. Thompson and the Legacy of Manifest Destiny, 12 Nev. L.J. 532 (2012)

Good Friday (poem), 4:1 J Justice: New Writing on Justice 21 (Spring 2011)

The Lawyer Speaks of Rivers (poem), 37 Environmental Law xxi (2007)

Selected Honors:

Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Foundation 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


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