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Robert St. Martin Westley

LOCHEF Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar
BA, with honors distinction, 1984, Northwestern University; JD, 1992, University of California at Berkeley; MA, 1986, MPhil, 1987, PhD, 1993, Yale University

E-mail:  rwestley@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.862.8801
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 259-G


Professor Westley joined the Tulane faculty in 1995 after completing his PhD in philosophy. His dissertation topic was "Fourteenth Amendment Jurisprudence: Race and the Rights of Groups."  While at Yale, Professor Westley was a recipient of a Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities.  After receiving his PhD, he served as President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego.  His research and teaching interests are in the fields of critical race theory, constitutional law, philosophy of law, and the legal profession.  In 1997, he chaired the Ninth Annual Critical Race Theory Workshop, a working meeting of young legal scholars addressing issues concerning communities of color; the workshop was held at Tulane.  He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers.

Fall 2016 - Legal Profession; Law & Literature Seminar 
Spring 2016 - Constitutional Law: 14th Amendment; Critical Race Theory Seminar

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JURIST, "Constitutional Formalism Denies Aid to Legal Immigrants," Tuesday, March 17, 2012
The NewStandard, "Bill to Study Slavery Reparations Still Facing Resistance," March 8, 2007
The Ithacan Online, "Scholar works for equality: Tulane law professor to speak about critical race theory," February 22, 2007
Times Picayune, Slavery Reparations Federal Suit Filed, September 4, 2002

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