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Prof. Brandon Paradise
J.D., Yale
B.A., University of Southern
Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Law and Religion, Race, Law and Identity Politics
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Brandon Paradise

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Paradise earned his B.A. magna cum laude in 2001 from the University of Southern California, where he studied economics and philosophy, and a J.D. in 2004 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Following law school he was a litigation associate with the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin, LLP. His research interests are the relationship between legal and personal ethics, the legal profession, legal education, law and theology, and race and the law. His work-in-progress is entitled “A Conscious Politics.”


“How Critical Race Theory Marginalizes the African-American Christian Tradition,” 20 Mich. J. Race & Law ___ (2014)

“Racially Transcendent Diversity,” 50 U. Louisville L. Rev. 415 (2012)

Introduction, “Affirmative Action in Higher Education: An Early Sunset?” 13 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 1-S (2012)

“Pursuing the Diversity Ideal,” The Newsletter of the DRI Diversity Committee, 4 Diversity Insider 1 (2012) 

“Militant Covering,” 33 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 161 (2010) 

“Litigation & Stock Option Backdating: Cases, Claims and Battlefield Issues,” ABA Litigation Section Annual Meeting (April 2007) (co-author with Michael C. Kelley, Salvatore J. Graziano and Hannah E. Greenwald)