Sept. 25, 2013 – Coif Distinguished Visitor Kenji Yoshino, NYU law professor and author
Yoshino will present his talk, “Uncovering Talent: A New Model of Inclusion,” based on his recent study of incidences of “covering” – or downplaying one’s authentic self – in the workplace in various industries.
The event is hosted by the University of Florida Chapter of the Order of the Coif, with co-sponsors including the University of Florida Levin College of Law and its Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, and Center on Children and Families.
About Kenji Yoshino, courtesy of the Order of the Coif:
Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.
He was educated at Harvard (B.A. 1991), Oxford (M.Sc. 1993 as a Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law School(J.D. 1996). After clerking for Judge Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, he taught at Yale Law School from 1998 to 2008. At that institution, he served as Deputy Dean (2005-06) and became the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor in 2006. His fields are constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law and literature.
Professor Yoshino’s first book, Covering the Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights was published in 2006. It won several awards and was assigned as the “first year” book to be read by all incoming students at four colleges. His second book, A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice, was published in 2011. His third book, on same-sex marriage is under contract with Crown, a division of Random House.
Yoshino has published in a range of academic journals, including The Columbia Law Review, The Harvard Law Review, The Stanford Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal. He has also written for more popular forums including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He makes regular appearances on various radio and television programs, such as NPR’s The Takeaway and PBS’s Charlie Rose and a variety of shows on MSNBC.
In 2011 he was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers.
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