Devon Carbado will join NYU Law faculty in 2025

Devon Carbado, currently Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, will join NYU Law as a tenured faculty member in Spring 2025, Dean Troy McKenzie ’00 announced on April 17. A scholar in the areas of employment discrimination, criminal procedure, implicit bias, constitutional law, and critical race theory, Carbado is a visiting professor at the Law School this Spring. 

“Devon’s extraordinary career has been marked by groundbreaking scholarship and engagement with critical issues in equity, rights, and identity,” McKenzie says. “He is a gifted and enthusiastic teacher who will further enrich the Law School’s substantial offerings in criminal law, constitutional law, and other areas. I am delighted to welcome him to NYU Law.”

Devon Carbado
Devon Carbado

Carbado is the author of Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment (New Press, 2022) and Acting White? Rethinking Race in “Post Racial” America, with Mitu Gulati (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has co-edited a range of books that include Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law (Cambridge, 2022), The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives (Beacon Press, 2012), and Race Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2008). 

He has received multiple teaching awards during his nearly three decades at UCLA, including being twice elected Professor of the Year by the law school’s graduating class and receiving the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award, with special notation as the recipient of the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching. A former vice dean of UCLA Law, Carbado also served as an associate provost and associate vice chancellor for the broader university. He delivered the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society at NYU Law in 2010.

Carbado earned his JD at Harvard Law School after receiving his BA in History at UCLA. The winner of two Lambda Literary awards, the Clyde Ferguson and Derrick Bell awards from the Minority Group Section of the Association of American Law Schools, the Prose Prize from the Association of American Publishers, and the John Hope Franklin Prize from the Law and Society Association, Carbado was an inaugural recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the goals of Brown v. Board of Education. One of the inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, Carbado is currently a Global Atlantic Fellow.

Posted April 17, 2024