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

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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 UC Law SF’s 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 UC Law SF community.

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Meet the Faculty Director

Ming Chen is a Professor of Law and Faculty-Director of the Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality Program. She teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Legislation and Administrative Regulation, Citizenship, and Immigration. Professor Chen brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of race, immigration, and the administrative state. Her scholarship is published in leading law reviews and social science journals.

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Faculty Affiliates

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Alina Ball

Professor of Law, Bion M. Gregory Chair in Business Law, and Co-Director of the Center for Racial and Economic Justice
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Blaine Bookey

Visiting Assistant Professor and Legal Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
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Brittany Glidden

Clinical Professor & Faculty Co-Director of Public Interest and the Social Justice Center
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Thalia González

Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair, Co-Director of the Center for Racial and Economic Justice
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Karen Musalo

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

The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Chair and Professor of Law
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Rory Little

Hon. Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law
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Advisory Board

The Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE)’s advisory board members are Irene BloemradCatherine SeitzHiroshi MotomuraJack ChinLucia Martel Dowand John Trasvina.

Making Headlines

Professor Ming Chen talks during panel discussion

New UC Law SF Center Tackles Issues of Race, Citizenship & Equality

Professor Ming Hsu Chen — an expert on race, immigration, and citizenship – has launched a new center at UC Law SF this fall that will pursue groundbreaking research on equality issues and collaborate with other scholars and academic institutions. Chen, who previously founded the Immigration and… Read More

Upcoming Events

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Symposia and Event Recordings

UC Law Journal & RICE Symposium 2024

Citizenship Day Panel 2023

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