It is my pleasure to introduce Professor andré douglas pond cummings of West Virginia University College of Law as a guest blogger. Professor cummings teaches and writes about investor protection and corporate law; race, affirmative action and social Justice; and entertainment and sports law. In addition to teaching at West Virginia where he has been named Professor of the Year numerous times, he has taught at the University of Iowa College of Law, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Tokyo Japan Campus, and Syracuse University College of Law.
Professor cummings received his J.D. from Howard University and his B.S. from Brigham Young University. He clerked for Chief Judge Joseph W. Hatchett, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Associate Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court. He was also an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago where he focused on complex business transactions and public securities offerings.
His recent publications include:
Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender and Race in 21st Century Sports Law, Editor (West Virginia University Press) (with Anne Marie Lofaso)
Hip Hop and the Law: The Writings That Formed the Movement, Editor (forthcoming 2012) (with Donald Tibbs)
Coyotes on Wall Street: The Surprising Motivations of Mortgage Meltdown CEOs (forthcoming 2012)
Families of Color in Crisis: Bearing the Crushing Weight of the Financial Market Meltdown, 55 Howard L.J. (forthcoming 2012)
“All Eyez on Me”: America’s War on Drugs and the Prison Industrial Complex, 15 Iowa J. of Gender, Race and Justice (forthcoming 2012)
“It Takes a Nation of Millions”: The Transformative Potential of Hip-Hop, 1 Southern U. Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty (forthcoming 2012)
Racial Coding and the Financial Market Crisis, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 141 (2011)
Post-Racialism?, 14 Iowa J. of Gender, Race and Justice 601 (2011)
The Associated Dangers of “Brilliant Disguises,” Colorblind Constitutionalism and Post-Racial Rhetoric, 85 Indiana L.J. 1277 (2010)
A Furious Kinship: Critical Race Theory and the Hip Hop Nation, 48 Louisville L. Rev. 499 (2010).
Thug Life: Hip Hop’s Curious Relationship With Criminal Justice, 50 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 515 (2010).
You can find his author page here.