The first year professors for the class of 2023 have curated this list of critical perspective readings. The purpose of these sources is to ensure that critical perspectives are not separate from, but are instead fully integrated into, our first year curriculum.
Suzette Malveaux, A Diamond in the Rough: Trans-Substantivity of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Its Detrimental Impact on Civil Rights, 92 Wash. U. L. Rev. 455 (2014).
Shirin Sinnar, The Lost Story of Iqbal, 105 Georgetown L. J. 379 (2017).
Eric K. Yamamoto, Critical Procedure: ADR and the Justices’ “Second Wave” Constriction of Court Access and Claim Development, 70 SMU L. Rev. 765 (2017).
Jerry Kang, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Kumar Yogeeswaran, & Gary Blasi, Are Ideal Litigators White? Measuring the Myth of Colorblindness, 7 J. Empirical Legal Studies 886 (2010).
Brooke D. Coleman, #SoWhiteMale (federal civil rulemaking), 113 NW. U. L. Rev. 407 (2018).
Blake D. Morant, The Relevance of Race and Disparity in Discussions of Contract Law, 31 New Eng. L. Rev. 889 (1997).
Debora L. Threedy, Feminists & Contract Doctrine, 32 Ind. L. Rev. 1247 (1999).
Deborah Post & Deborah Zalesne, Vulnerability in Contracting: Teaching First Year Law Students about Inequality and Its Consequences (2010).
Lorraine K. Bannai & Anne Enquist, (Un)Examined Assumptions and (Un)Intended Messages: Teaching Students to Recognize Bias in Legal Analysis and Language, 27 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1 (2003).
Robert S. Chang, Whitewashing Precedent: From the Chinese Exclusion Case to Korematsu to the Muslim Travel Ban Cases, 68 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1183 (2018).
Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Still Writing at the Master’s Table: Decolonizing Rhetoric in Legal Writing for a “Woke” Legal Academy, 21 Scholar 255 (2019).
Ian Haney López, White by Law : The Legal Construction of Race (NYU Press, 2d ed., 2006) (Chapter 1, White Lines).
Cheryl I. Harris, Whiteness as Property, 106 Harv. L. Rev. 1707 (1993).
Mark Lazarus III, An Historical Analysis of Alien Land Law: Washington Territory and State 1853-1889,12 U. Puget Sound, 197 (1987).
Joseph William Singer, Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engaging in Conquest, 10 Alb. Gov't L. Rev. 1 (2017).
On the impact that race, gender and ethnicity have on torts damages awards:
Ronan Avraham and Kim Yuracko, Torts and Discrimination, 78 Ohio St. L. L. 661 (2017).
On the consequences of law’s failure to define discrimination as an actionable tort:
Sandra Sperino, Let’s Pretend Discrimination is a Tort, 75 Ohio St. L. J. 1105 (2014).