Introducing Rachel Godsil

Rachel Godsil is the Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Her teaching and research interests include race and social science, constitutional law, property, education, and environmental law. Her recent scholarship focuses on implicit bias and the role of perception on public policy decisions and institutional treatment of people of color.  Professor Godsil is a co-founder and research director for the American Values Institute, a national consortium of social scientists and law professors focusing on the role of implicit bias in law and policy. She is currently working on the link between stereotype threat and the success of students of color in law. Professor Godsil has written amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on behalf of research psychologists in the Fisher v. University of Texas and on behalf of the National Parent Teacher Association in the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District litigation at the Supreme Court. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues of race and property and is the co-editor of Awakening From The Dream:  Civil Rights Under Siege And The New Struggle For Equal Justice (Carolina Academic Press, 2005).

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3 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    I think it’s surely worth mentioning that as a (very entertaining) barbri instructor, Godsil has also helped many people, including me, pass the NY Bar exam.

  2. Rachel Godsil says:

    I wish I could take credit, and I hope that my former property students consider my property class worthwhile for the bar as well as practice, but Matt may be thinking of our colleague, Paula Franzese, who is a popular Barbri instructor. But thanks, Matt!

  3. Matt says:

    Ah- maybe. Sorry for the mistake.