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Business Organizations, Family Law, Jurisprudence and Critical Race Theory.

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Prior to joining the Howard law faculty in 1994, Professor Robinson in 1991 taught at Whittier College, Los Angeles, California, and then he visited for one semester at the University of San Francisco (Fall 1993) and the University of Connecticut (Spring 1994). In Summer 1995, he taught in the CLEO Program at Howard University.

Professor Robinson recently published several articles, viz., “‘Expert Knowledge’: Introductory Comments on Race Consciousness” which will be published in the Boston Third World Law Journal (Fall 1999) as part of special symposium issue dedicated to the First National Meeting of the Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences which was held at John Marshall Law School in March 1999; and “The Shifting Race-Consciousness Matrix and the Multiracial Category Movement: A Critical Reply to Professor Hernandez” which will be publish in the Boston Third World Law Journal (Spring 2000), as the lead article; “Race Consciousness: A Mere Means of Preventing Escapes From the Control of Her White Master?”, in the Touro Law Review (Winter 1999); “Teaching From the Margins: Race as a Pedagogical Sub-text” in the Western New England Law Review (1997); “White Cultural Matrix and the Nonverbal Language of Housing Segregation: Toward an Aggregate Theory of Liability” in the Capital University Law Review (1996); “Race, Myth, and Narrative in the Social Construction of the Black Self” in the Howard Law Journal (1996); and “The Racial Limits of the Fair Housing Act: The Intersection of Dominant White Images, the Violence of Neighborhood Purity, and the Master Narrative of Black Inferiority” in the William and Mary Law Review (1995). He just completed a critical essay entitled “The Death of the Critical Race Theorist: Deconstructing CRT and the End of Race Consciousness” which he presented at the National Critical Race Theory held at Yale University in November 1997 and which he presented at the Birkbeck College, University of London, Department of Law at the Critical Legal Conference entitled “spectres of law: legal theory at the fin de siècle.” Since 1991, he has presented scholarly papers on more than ten occasions. For example, he presented a working paper on the social construction of fidelity and monogamy at the International Society of Family Law’s North American Regional Conference entitled “A More Perfect Union? Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships in Family Law” which was held in June 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Professor Robinson is currently researching and writing several projects: Race Consciousness: Can Thick Legal Analysis Overcome this Hurdle to Liberation and Advancement, which he is writing for the John Marshall Law Review (forthcoming Fall 1999); Reparations: Disgorged of “Whiteness,” “Blackness,” and Race Consciousness: A Critical Essay (forthcoming 2000); The Social Construction of Fidelity in Marital and Committed Relationships: A New Age Discourse on Ethics and Legal Philosophy (forthcoming 2001). He is also planning book-length manuscripts on race and race consciousness.

Since entering legal academe, Professor Robinson has actively served the legal academic community. He recently served a Program Chair on the National Steering Committee for the First National Meeting of the Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences which was held in Chicago in March 1999. In 1994, he founded the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, which held its first two annual meetings at the Howard Law School. From January 1994 to January 1997, he served on the Executive Committee of the Sections on Minorities, Association of American Law Schools. He also served as the Section’s Editor of its newsletter. In November 1995, he served as Co-Competition Administrator when Howard Law School hosted the Region III ABA Negotiation Competition, and in February 1996 he served as a negotiations coach for Howard’s team that competed in the final rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition, Baltimore, Maryland. He recently traveled with Howard’s team to a ABA’s client counseling competition held at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, and since 1994, he has served as Co-Faculty Advisor of Howard Law School’s National Moot Court Competition.


Professional Contributions

updated: November 27, 2012