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Angela P Harris






Angela P Harris is a Professor of Law and on the Executive Committee of the Centre for Social Justice at the University of California-Berkeley. For the academic year 2009-2010 she is the University of Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Harris holds a J.D. (1986) and M.A. (1983) from the University of Chicago and B.A. from the University of Michigan (1981). Her fields of research and teaching are in the areas of critical race theory, feminist legal theory and criminal law. Her publications include Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (with Juan Perea, Richard Delgado and Stephanie Wildman) (West Group Publishing (2000)) and Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Katherine Bartlett) (Aspen Law & Business (1998)). She is also the author of, among other writings, “Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory,” 42 Stanford Law Review 581 (1990); “Embracing the Tar-Baby: LatCrit Theory and the Sticky Mess of Race,” 85 California Law Review 1585 (1997) (with Leslie Espinoza), and Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (with Katherine Bartlett, 1998). Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1988, Angela Harris served as a law clerk to Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and as an attorney in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster. She was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School in 1991, Yale Law School in 1997 and Georgetown Law Center in 2000. In 2003 Harris received the Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction, an annual award that honors a Boalt Hall professor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching. She also received the 2003 Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award, an annual prize that recognizes Bay Area law school professors for their commitment to academic diversity and for mentoring the next generation of lawyers.

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