Faculty Scholars Program

Kimani Paul-Emile, JD, PhD

Class of 2016 Fordham University School of Law
Scholar Project

Kimani Paul-Emile is a Professor of Law, Associate Director and Head of Domestic Programs and Initiatives at Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law & Justice, and Faculty Co-Director of the Fordham Law School Stein Center for Law & Ethics. Dr. Paul-Emile specializes in the areas of law & biomedical ethics, antidiscrimination law, race and the law, and health law. Her scholarship has been published widely in both law and medical journals, including the Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, and the New England Journal of Medicine among others. Her co-authored article on the clinical, ethical, and legal challenges attendant to dealing with racist patients in the hospital setting has been viewed over 144,000 times, placing it in the 99th percentile of articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and 99th percentile of all medical journals. For her article, “Blackness as Disability?”, Dr. Paul-Emile received the Law & Society Association’s 2019 John Hope Franklin Prize, which recognizes “exceptional scholarship in the field of Race, Racism and the Law.”

Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Paul-Emile served as Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and practiced civil rights law at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she was a National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works) Fellow and later the William Moses Kunstler Fellow for Racial Justice. Dr. Paul-Emile also served as Senior Faculty Development Consultant at the New York University Center for Teaching Excellence.

For more information, visit: https://www.fordham.edu/info/23169/kimani_paul-emile

The role of race and law in the use and development of assisted reproductive technology, controlled substances, and epigenetics research

Grant Cycle: 2012 - 2013

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