I’m delighted to introduce Professor Rachel Godsil of Seton Hall Law School. Rachel will be visiting with us for the next several weeks. She teaches Equality Under American Law, Property, and Zoning and Land Use Policy. Racel graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as executive articles editor of the law review, was awarded the Henry M. Bates Memorial Award, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, an Associate Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and an associate with Berle, Kass & Case and Arnold & Porter in New York City.
Rachel writes about the convergence of race, poverty, and the environment. Her publications include: Race-Nuisance: The Politics of Law in the Jim Crow Era, 105 Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming December 2006); Viewing the Cathedral from Behind the Color Line: Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Environmental Racism, 54 Emory L. J. 1808 (2004); Environmental Justice and the Integration Ideal, 59 NY L. J. 1109 (2004). She is a co-editor of the book, Awakening From the Dream: Civil Rights under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice (2005). Her law school note, Remedying Environmental Racism, 90 Mich. L. Rev. 394 (1991), is one of the most cited law school notes of all time.