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Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice



Stephanie Wildman Professor of Law and Director, Center for Social Justice and Public Service

Stephanie Wildman

Stephanie M. Wildman received the 2007 Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers, the largest national organization of law school faculty.  She was the founding director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She taught for 25 years at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She received her A.B. (1970) and her J.D. (1973) from Stanford University. She clerked for Judge Charles M. Merrill of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance. In 1983 she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. She has been a visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), U.C. Davis School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and Stanford Law School.

Wildman most recently published Women and the Law Stories (with Elizabeth Schneider) (2011).  Her book, Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America, (with contributions by Margalynne Armstrong, Adrienne D. Davis, & Trina Grillo) won the 1997 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Meyers Center for Human Rights. Her books, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 2d (with Richard Delgado, Angela A. Harris, and Juan F. Perea) (2007) and Social Justice: Professionals Communities and Law (with Martha R. Mahoney and John O. Calmore) (2003) are popular Thomson-West textbooks.   She is past co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers and served  on the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Executive Committee.  Wildman teaches Law and Social Justice, Gender and Law, and Torts. Her scholarship emphasizes systems of privilege, gender, race, and classroom dynamics.