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

Mission Statement

The Center on 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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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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Upcoming Events

  • Fall 2022 Citizenship Day
  • Spring 2023 Race Citizenship and Equality Speaker Series

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