Professors Carbado and Crenshaw Selected to On Being A Black Lawyer’s Power 100 List

February 10, 2012 -- Professors Devon Carbado and Kimberlé Crenshaw have been selected to On Being A Black Lawyer’s inaugural Power 100 list, a catalog of the  nation’s most influential black attorneys working in government, academics and both the public and private sectors. They were selected in the category of “Public Intellectuals” by the news and media company, and will be profiled in On Being a Black Lawyer’s Power 100 Special Edition. They will also be honored at a reception on February 29, 2012, in Washington, DC. 


Professor Carbado, who recently served as the vice dean of the faculty, writes in the areas of critical race theory, employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law and identity. He was elected Professor of the Year by the UCLA School of Law Classes of 2000 and 2006, is the 2003 recipient of the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was recently awarded the University Distinguished Teaching Award, The Eby Award for the Art of Teaching. He is a recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship.


Professor Carbado is editor of Race Law Stories (with Rachel Moran) and is working on a book on employment discrimination tentatively titled “Acting White” (with Mitu Gulati). He is a former director of the Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA Law, a faculty associate of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, a board member of the African American Policy Forum and a James Town Fellow.


Professor Crenshaw, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1986, teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center on race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. She was elected Professor of the Year by the 1991 and 1994 graduating classes. She now splits her time each year between UCLA Law and the Columbia School of Law.

Professor Crenshaw’s publications include Critical Race Theory (edited by Crenshaw, et al., 1995) and Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment (with Matsuda, et al., 1993). In 2007, Professor Crenshaw was nominated the Fulbright Chair for Latin America in Brazil.  In 2008, she was awarded an Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship, and she joined the selective group of scholars awarded an in-residence fellowship at the Center of Advanced Behavioral Studies at Stanford University.