Faculty Profiles

Kimberly West-Faulcon

Kimberly West-Faulcon

Visiting Professor
B.A. Duke University, 1992
J.D. Yale Law School, 1995

Kimberly West-Faulcon is a visting professor at UCLA School of Law. She is currently Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow and James P. Bradley Chair in Constitutional Law at Loyola Law School, where she teaches Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Intelligence, Testing and the Law, and Employment Discrimination Law.  At UCLA Law School West-Faulcon taught a course on Race Conscious Remedies in Fall 2004, and a short statistical course on Intelligence and Testing at the beginning of Spring 2011.

West-Faulcon earned her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.  During law school, she was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.  Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She was appointed as a Skadden Fellow (1996-98), and became the Western Regional Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education fund from 1998-2005. While at the NAACP, she maintained a heavy civil rights caseload.  West-Faulcon’s research in the areas of intelligence theory, antidiscrimination, and constitutional law explores the legal implications of theories of human intelligence as well as the legal implications of the psychometric properties of standardized tests. Her most recent publications include "Fairness Feuds: Competing Conceptions of Title VII Discriminatory Testing," 46 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1035 (2011); "More Intelligent Design: Testing Measures of Merit," 13 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1235 (2011); and "Reading Ricci: Whitening Discrimination, Racing Test Fairness," (with Cheryl I. Harris), 58 UCLA L. Rev. 73 (2010).