Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic join Texas A&M School of Law

January 15, 2016

Richard-DelgadoTexas A&M University School of Law is pleased to welcome professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic from the University of Alabama School of Law for the spring semester 2016.

Delgado, the John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at Alabama, is a Faculty Fellow of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study with the additional title of Eminent Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor in the School of Law. He will be working with Professor Michael Green on a law review symposium on the role of race, power and social influence in alternative dispute resolution. He will also interact with faculty and graduate students in the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts in College Station.

Widely acknowledged as a founder of critical race theory, Delgado has received six Gustavus Myers Awards for outstanding books on human rights in North America, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and is among the most cited legal scholars in the United States with more than 5,000 citations.

Jean-StefancicStefancic, professor and Clement Research Affiliate, will be joining as a Visiting Professor in the School of Law. Her writing, which focuses on law reform, social change, and legal scholarship, includes numerous articles and books, some co-authored with Delgado, with whom she has shared writing residencies at Bellagio, Bogliasco, and Centrum. Their book, Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror, won a Gustavus Myers award for outstanding book on human rights in North America. Stefancic and Delgado served as co-editors for the long-running Critical America series (NYU Press). Another book, How Lawyers Lose Their Way, examines how law practice can stifle creativity.

Delgado and Stefancic will be working with student fellows Jessica Lesnau and Miriam Garza.

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law