UCLA scholar presents Distinguished Nichols Lecture on April 15 on “Thinking Big and Small About Racial Justice”

Devon Carbado.

UCLA School of Law scholar Devon Carbado presented the Distinguished Nichols Lecture at noon on April 15 in the Great Hall at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on “Thinking Big and Small About Racial Justice.”

Carbado is the Associate Vice Chancellor of BruinX for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA.

In 2005, Professor Carbado was named an inaugural recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the goals of Brown v. Board of Education. The author of Acting White? Rethinking Race in “Post-Racial” Americawith Mitu Gulati and the editor of several volumes, including Race Law Storieswith Rachel Moran, The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives with Donald Weise, and Time on Two Crosses: The Collective Writings of Bayard Rustin with Donald Weise. 

Professor Carbado writes in the areas of employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and identity and is currently working on a series of articles on race, law, and police violence. He is a board member of the African American Policy Forum, and served as the Shikes Fellow in Civil Liberties and visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2012.

He teaches constitutional criminal procedure, constitutional law, critical race theory, and criminal adjudicationand has won numerous teaching awards, including the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award: the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching. Carbado was also elected Professor of the Year by the UCLA School of Law classes of 2000 and 2006.

Professor Carbado graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994. He joined the UCLA School of Law faculty in 1997, served as Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at the School of Law from 2006-2007, and again from 2009-2010. 

Stetson’s Nichols Foundation Prominent Speakers Series was established in 1995 to honor the series’ namesake Perry Nichols, among the nation’s most successful trial lawyers and past president of both the American Trial Lawyers Association and the International Trial Lawyers Association.