1 CARLA D. PRATT Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law 333 W. South Street Carlisle, PA (717) EDUCATION Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 1992; Class Rank 4 American Jurisprudence Awards: Contracts, Administrative Law, and Professional Responsibility Dean's Recognition Award for Federal Taxation, American Jurisprudence and Law Journal Howard University School of Law, Merit Scholar Howard Law Journal, Technical Editor Research Assistant for Dean Henry Ramsey, Jr. Texas A & M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas B.A., English, May, 1989 EMPLOYMENT Professor of Law, The Pennsylvania State University July 2000-June 2008 and June 2009-Present Teaching responsibilities: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Race and the Law Seminar Research interests are in the area of race and the law with emphasis on the legal construction of racial identity and the role of race in the legal profession. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Carlisle July June 2008 and August present Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University July May 2009 Teaching responsibilities: Federal Indian Law; Constitutional Law Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath, L.L.P., Philadelphia, PA September May 2000 Litigation Department: Emphasis in Employment and Contract litigation. Represented clients in litigation from inception through trial. Drafted pleadings, dispositive and discovery motions, memoranda of law and legal briefs; conducted discovery including document production, interrogatories and depositions. Represented clients and made appearances before the EEOC,
2 City of Philadelphia Procurement Panel, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Law, Trenton, New Jersey, July September 1996 Insurance Section: Represented the Department of Insurance and State Health Insurance Boards; Assisted client agencies with drafting and reviewing regulations. Advised client agencies on various legal issues. Represented client agencies in litigation before the Appellate and Law Divisions of the Superior Court and the Office of Administrative Law. Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; Los Angeles, California Summer 1991 & Sept Dec Litigation Department: Drafted pleadings, assisted in conducting discovery, drafted letters on behalf of and to clients, supervised filing of pleadings with the court, conducted research and drafted legal memoranda. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS Books and Book Chapters THE END OF THE PIPELINE: A JOURNEY OF RECOGNITION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ENTERING THE LEGAL PROFESSION (Co-authored and edited with Dr. Dorothy Evensen, PSU College of Education)(2011 Carolina Academic Press). Loving in Indian Territory: Tribal Miscegenation Law in Historical Perspective appearing in LOVING V. VIRGINIA IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD: RETHINKING RACE, SEX AND MARRIAGE (Kevin Noble Maillard & Rose Cuison Villazor eds., 2012). Articles A Dred Scott Revival: At the Intersection of Citizenship, Race and Originalism (forthcoming 2013). Sisters In Law: Black Women Lawyers Struggle for Advancement Mich. St. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012). Way to Represent: The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Democracy, 77 FORDHAM L. REV (2009). Loving Indian Style: Maintaining Racial Caste and Tribal Sovereignty Through Sexual Assimilation, 2007 WISCONSIN L. REV. 409.
3 Taking Diversity Seriously: Affirmative Action And The Democratic Role of Law Schools: A Response To Professor Brown 43 HOUSTON L. J. 55 (2006). Tribes and Tribulations: Beyond Sovereign Immunity and Toward Reparation and Reconciliation for the Estelusti 11 WASH. & LEE. R.E.A.L. J. 61 (2005). TRIBAL KULTURKAMPF: The Role of Race Ideology in Constructing Native American Identity 35 SETON HALL L. REV (2005). Should Klansmen Be Lawyers? Racism As An Ethical Barrier To The Legal Profession, 30 FLA. ST. L. REV. 857 (2003) reprinted in F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM, RACE LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND QUESTIONS 649 (2005). In the Wake of Hopwood: An Update on Affirmative Action in the Education Arena, 42 HOW. L. J. 451 (Spring 1999). NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS Slavery s Long Shadow, Tribal Rights vs. Racial Justice, NEW YORK TIMES, Room for Debate (Sept. 16, 2011). Discover Your Inner Racist, The Lancaster Voice (Jan./Feb Vol.4; no. 1). The Case for Diversity: Enhancing the Legal Profession, THE PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER, (March/April 2006). Essay, To Assimilate or Not to Assimilate? That Is The Question, AFRICAN AMERICAN LAW SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE: INFORMATION, ADVICE AND STRATEGIES TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE CHALLENGES OF THE LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE (Evangeline M. Mitchel, Editor) Cosby Speaks To His Community: His Message Neglects Hard Facts of Racism, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 28, SELECTED PRESENTATIONS Lecturer, Standing Your Ground and The Trayvon Martin Case, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (March 28, 2012). Panelist, A Dred Scott Revival: At the Intersection of Citizenship, Race and Originalism at Law Culture and Humanities Conference, Texas Wesleyan University, Ft. Worth, Texas (March 17, 2012).
4 Moderator and Planning Committee Member, AALS Annual Meeting, Workshop on the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Education, Innovations at the Intersections of Scholarship, Teaching and Practice and Organizing and Financing Law Schools, Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2012). Panelist, Dred in Indian Country, Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing in Indian Country: Race and Criminal Justice in the West Conference, Gonzaga Law School, Spokane, WA (September 23-24, 2011). Panelist with Dr. Dorothy Evensen, THE END OF THE PIPELINE: A JOURNEY OF RECOGNITION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ENTERING THE LEGAL PROFESSION. National Bar Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (August 2011). Presenter, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop, Racial Stratification in the Legal Profession, Texas Southern University School of Law, Houston, TX (June 16-19, 2011). Panelist, Law and Society Conference, Race and Lawyering: Slave Lawyers, Black Lawyers and the HBCU, The Journey to the Legal Profession for Black Laywers, San Francisco, CA (June 2-5, 2011). Book Commentator, LOVING IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD: NEW LEGAL APPROACHES TO INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS (Kevin Noble Maillard & Rose Cuison Villazor eds., 2011), Michigan State University School of Law (Feb. 2011). Panelist, SALT Teaching Conference: Teaching In a Transformative Era: The Law School of the Future, African Americans Graduating From Law School At The Millennium, Univ. of Hawaii, (Dec , 2010). Panelist, From Cottonfields to Courtrooms: The Evolving Path To The Legal Profession for Blacks, LatCrit XV, Denver, CO (Oct. 7-10, 2010). Panelist, The End of the Pipeline in the New Millennium: Using Stories from New African American Attorneys to Inform Theories of Intervention, Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law (Sept. 9-12, 2010). Panelist, Post Racialism In Indian Country, AALS Workshop on Post Racial Civil Rights Law, Politics and Legal Education: New and Old Color Lines in the Age of Obama, New York, NY (June 8-10, 2010). Panelist, Race, Class and the Formation of Law and Legal Systems, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Stony Brook University (June ).
5 Roundtable Discussant, Diversity in the Legal Profession: Equality and Justice in the Obama Era, Univ. of S. Carolina School of Law (March 26, 2010). Panelist, LatCrit XIV, Loving in Indian Territory: Tribal Miscegenation Law in Historical Perspective, American University School of Law (October 2, 2009). Presenter, Whiteness in Indian Country, White Spaces Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (July 8-9, 2009). Roundtable Discussion Leader, Critical Race 20 Conference, Critical Race Theory and Indigenous Peoples, University of Iowa College of Law (April 2-4, 2009). Presenter, Lawyering at the Intersection of Race, Class and Culture, At The Intersection of Culture, Race & Class, Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, AZ (March 26-29, 2009). Presenter, Lessons From The Hip Hop Generation s Entry Into The Legal Profession, The Evolution of Street Knowledge: Hip Hop s Influence on Law and Culture, West Virginia University (Feb , 2009). MLK Day Speaker, Is Obama Evidence of a Post Racial America? National Bar Association, Homer S. Brown Law Association, Pittsburgh, PA (Jan. 19, 2009). Presenter, LatCrit XIII, From Slave to Freedman: Slavery s Influence on Contemporary Notions of Indianness, Seattle University School of Law (October 2008). Presenter, The Role of the Black Lawyer in American Democracy, Colloquium on The Role of the Lawyer in Contemporary Democracy, sponsored by the Stein Ethics Center, Fordham Univ. School of Law (September 2008). Presenter, Law Defining Existence: Exploring the Psychological Corollary To The Legal Illegitimation Of Multiracial Identity International Congress of Law and Mental Health, Padua, Italy (June 25-30, 2007). Presenter, The Racialization of Indian Identity: Tribal Sovereignty at the Tipping Point, Federal Bar Association, 32 nd Annual Indian Law Conference (April 20, 2007). Commentator, Tribes and Tribulations With the Freedmen, Worlds Apart TV, Harrisburg, PA (March 27, 2007). Symposium Presenter, Loving Indian Style: Maintaining Racial Caste and Tribal Sovereignty Through Sexual Assimilation University of Wisconsin (November 10, 2006). Panelist Speaker, The First and The Forced: The Role of Law In Constructing an Africanless Indian Identity University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University (November 9, 2006).
6 Native American History Month Speaker, The Role of Law In Constructing an Africanless Indian Identity Ithaca College (October 30, 2006). Speaker, Faculty Colloquium, The Role of Tribal Miscegenation Law in the Struggle To Maintain Tribal Sovereignty University of Tulsa School of Law (Oct. 13, 2006). Presenter, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Inter-Group Conflict and Coalition (January 6, 2006). Commentator, Fox News, The O Reilly Factor (Race and the Death Penalty The case of Tookie Williams) December 15, Commentator, Voices of Indian Territory (December 1, 2005). Commentator, University of Houston Law School, The Frankel Lecture, Taking Diversity Seriously: Affirmative Action and the Democratic Role of Law Schools: A Response To Professor Brown (November 3, 2005). Commentator, Fox News, The O Reilly Factor (Personal responsibility in low income Black communities) June 30, Presenter, Rutgers University School of Law, Beyond Sovereign Immunity and Toward Reparation and Reconciliation for the Estelusti, (October 2004). Presenter, National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Beyond Sovereign Immunity and Toward Reparation and Reconciliation for the Estelusti (October 2004). Guest Speaker, University of Chicago School of Law, Reparation and Reconciliation for African Americans with Native American Ancestry, (May 2004). Presenter, PSU, University Park, Africana Research Center, Reparation for African Americans with Native American Ancestry, (February 2004). Panelist/Presenter, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Baltimore School of Law, Tribes and Tribulations: Reparation, Reclamation and Reconciliation for African Americans with Native American Ancestry, (January 2004). Panelist/ Presenter, Should Klansmen Be Lawyers? Racism As An Ethical Barrier to the Legal Profession, Shippensburg University Ethics Conference, (Fall 2001).
7 Panelist/Presenter, National Bar Association Convention, LSAT, Bar Passage: Reflections on the Continuum, Dallas, Texas, (July 2001). SERVICE To The Legal Profession and Community Associate Justice, Standing Rock Sioux Supreme Court, April present. LSAC, Member, Investment Policy Oversight Committee, July present. AALS Annual Meeting Workshop Planning Committee, Member, July 2011-January Board Member, United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, August July Editor, AALS Minority Groups Section Newsletter, Board Member, NAACP Greater Carlisle Unit, Chair, Legal Redress Committee, NAACP Greater Carlisle Unit, Member, NAACP, Greater Carlisle Unit 2011-present. Board Member, Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation, August November Commissioner, Carlisle Area School District Tax Commission, Oct December Keynote Speaker, Texoma Business and Professional Women s Club, Building Coalitions Between Women of Diverse Backgrounds, Denison, TX (June 25, 2005). Presenter, Pennsylvania Legal Services Conference, Diversity: Do We Practice What We Preach? Harrisburg, PA (May 2005). Course Planner and Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Ethics of Money in the Practice of Law, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA (April 2005). Co Vice-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (member , present; Co Vice-Chair May 2005-June 2008). Diversity Workshop, Mid-Penn Legal Services (Oct. 28, 2005) Diversity Workshop for New Teachers-- Carlisle Area School District (March 16, 2006)
8 Pro Bono Counsel, Represented single mother pro bono in child support matter in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Presenter, New Jersey Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Section, Legal Writing Workshop, How To Take a Law School Examination, Rutgers-Camden School of Law, (November 2003). Course Planner and Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Preventing and Responding to Claims of Malpractice, (April 2002). Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Methodist Services For Children (Board member from , Vice Chair ). Represented elderly woman pro bono in a pension case in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Course Planner and Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 10 Tips for Avoiding Client Grievances, presented in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, (April 2001). Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, Pro Bono Attorney, Service to Penn State Law and the University Dissertation Committee Member for Ph.D. candidate in College of Education, Fall 2011/Spring Served on the following law school committees: Faculty Appointments, Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Admissions, Strategic Planning, Promotion and Tenure, Sabbatical, Honor Code, Diversity, Curriculum, Clinics and Experiential Learning, Teaching, and Academic Rules. Orientation Lecture, The Role of Lawyers in American Society, August 17, Vice Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Lecturer, Penn State Law Review Scholarly Dialogue Series, Identity and Lawyering in Contemporary American Democracy, Nov. 10, Admissions Recruiter and Presenter, National Black Pre-Law Conference, Dallas, TX (2006) and Houston, TX (2010). Moderator, Town Meeting: Strengthening Ties and Celebrating Diversity Through Shared Experiences, Penn State Dickinson School of Law (Feb. 2, 2006).
9 Presenter, Balancing Career and Family, PSU/DSL Office of Student Services (March 30, 2005). Advisor and Coach, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team ; ; Chair, Assistant Dean of Students Search Committee Chair, Law School Diversity Committee, Member ; Chair Representative, Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, Spring Secretary of the Faculty -- Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Academic year Admissions Recruiter and Presenter, So You Want To Go To Law School? PSU Schreyer Honors College (Feb. 2004). Faculty Advisor, PSU/DSL Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Coordinator, Black History Month Speaker 2005 and Presenter, How To Take A Law School Exam, BLSA (Fall 2004 and 2005). Presenter, Assimilation Into Law School, BLSA (Fall 2003). Faculty Advisor and Coach, DSL National Appellate Moot Court Team (2001). Faculty Advisor, PSU/DSL Minority Law Students Association (MLSA) Faculty Advisor to the Dickinson Law Review, Fall 2000-Spring PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member, AALS Section on Minority Groups, present Member, American Bar Association present Member, Barristers Association of Philadelphia, Member, Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, Howard Law School Alumni Association, Philadelphia Chapter, , Asst. Secretary 1999 Member, National Bar Association ; Secretary to the Law Professors Section 2001 Member, National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Committee on Legal Ethics , Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Committee on Women in the Profession
10 BAR ADMISSIONS Supreme Court of New Jersey Supreme Court of Pennsylvania United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania