The Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE)

Mission Statement

The Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE) supports scholarship, education, and public service on the ways that intersectional and marginalized identities produce and reflect structural inequality.

  • The Center sponsors lectures and conferences that showcase research and scholarly writing from law, political science, sociology, history, and critical theory, leveraging Hastings’ existing strengths in Law & Society and in interdisciplinary scholarship. It will additionally integrate other UC and California campuses doing related research as part of the Academic Village.
  • The Center educates law students through research assistant and teaching positions, colloquium and conferences, and community educations programs. It also connects them with alumnae engaged in related practice areas.
  • The Center convenes policymakers, lawyers, community advocates, and legal scholars engaged in equality work for community events that engage the broader Hastings community.

Meet the Faculty Director

Ming Hsu Chen

Faculty Affiliates

Alina Ball

Professor of Law, Director of the Center on Racial and Economic Justice
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Blaine Bookey

Adjunct Professor of Law and Legal Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
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Matt Coles

Professor of Practice
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Rory Little

Joseph W. Cotchett Professor of Law
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Karen Musalo

Professor and Chair in International Law, Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
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Christine Natoli

Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation Clinical Teaching Fellow
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Reuel Schiller

The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Chair and Professor of Law
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New UC Law SF Center Tackles Issues of Race, Citizenship & Equality

Upcoming Events

Feb 02

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – David Fitzgerald

  Register for this hybrid event.   Papers available by request to rice@uchastings.edu.   Talks are brown bag lunches.  

Deb Colloquium Room
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Feb 16

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Tendayi Achiume

  Register for this hybrid event.   Papers available by request to rice@uchastings.edu.   Talks are brown bag lunches.    

Deb Colloquium Room
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mar 02

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium- Erwin Chemerinsky

  Register for this hybrid event.   Papers available by request to rice@uchastings.edu.   Talks are brown bag lunches.  

Deb Colloquium Room
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mar 23

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Sam Erman

  Register for this hybrid event.   Papers available by request to rice@uchastings.edu.   Talks are brown bag lunches.    

Deb Colloquium Room
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Past Events

RICE Panel
Prominent Scholars Discuss Belonging in UC Law SF RICE Panel Talk

How do laws and attitudes about race and immigration shape people’s sense of belonging, economic security, social mobility, and perception of others? This was the first topic tackled by the new UC Law SF Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE).

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Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Anna Law

Anna Law, Associate Professor and Herb Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights at CUNY presents “Race Reconstruction, and Black Citizenship” with Faculty discussants Richard Boswell and Jack Chin.

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Contact Us

Contact us at rice@uchastings.edu