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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Introducing Guest Blogger Deborah Zalesne

Zalesne photoToday, we continue our series of posts on introducing critical perspectives, including critical race perspectives into first year contracts with a guest post by  Deborah Zalesne (right). 

Deborah is a professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law where she has taught since 1997.  She teaches in the areas of contract, corporate, and commercial law.  Aside from teaching at CUNY, Deborah has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education and on the Advisory Board for the Center for Gender Law and Policy.  She has advised and worked with charitable organizations including Beyond the 11th, 1000 Faces (now Mayan Families), and Bpeace.

 She co-wrote a book with David Nadvorney (published by Carolina Academic Press) entitled, Teaching To Every Student: Explicitly Integrating Skills and Theory into the Contracts Class, and is a member of the author team for the fifth edition of the casebook Contracting Law, also published by Carolina Academic Press. Her recent work explores the intersections of family law, gender, reproductive technologies, and contracts.

We are grateful to Deborah for stopping by and sharing her insights into the role of race in contracting.  Those who are looking for materials that will help you to introduce critical race perspectives into contracts courses will find her post and the links she provides especially helpful.

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