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Francisco Valdes

Francisco Valdes
Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar
J.S.D. 1994, Stanford Law School
J.S.M. 1991, Stanford Law School
J.D. 1984, University of Florida College of Law

Telephone: 305-284-5432   |   Fax: 305-284-6506   |   Office: G364   |   E-mail: fvaldes@law.miami.edu

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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW, Coral Gables, Florida

Professor of Law, 1997-present;
Visiting Professor of Law, 1995-96 and 1996-97
Coordinator, Junior Faculty Development Program, 2010-present
Founding Member, LatCrit Board, 1998-Present;
Founding Co-Chair, LatCrit, Inc., 1995-2005
Co-Director, Center for Hispanic & Caribbean Legal Studies, 1997-2009
Co-Director, Tour de Espana (Spain Study-Abroad Summer Program), 1997-2001

Courses:

  • Constitutional Law I (first-year required course)
  • Constitutional Law II (upper-level elective course)
  • Civil Procedure I (first-year required course)
  • Law and Popular Culture (upper-level elective course)
  • Comparative Law, Spain & Hispanics (intro/survey course)
  • Critical Race Theory (legal theory seminar)
  • Races, Ethnicities & the Law (cross-disciplinary course)
  • Hispanics, Latinas/os & the Law (cross-disciplinary seminar)
  • Law, Race & Sexuality (cross-disciplinary seminar)

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW, San Diego, California

Professor of Law, 1995-1997; Promoted to Full Professor in 1995;
Tenured in 1994; Associate Professor, 1991-94

Courses:

  • Constitutional Law I (second-semester required course)
  • Constitutional Law II (upper-level elective course)
  • Law, Policy & Sexuality (cross-disciplinary seminar)
  • Legal Analysis & Problem-Solving (upper-level elective practicum)
  • Legal Process (first-semester required course)

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL, Palo Alto, California

Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, August 1989-August 1991

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, San Francisco, California

Adjunct Professor, August 1988-August 1991

MATTHEW BENDER & COMPANY, INC., Oakland, California

Florida Torts Reporter, Contributing Writer, August 1989-June 1990
Florida Litigation Manual, Freelance Writer, October 1988-July 1989

COOLEY GODWARD CASTRO HUDDLESON & TATUM, San Francisco, California

Senior Litigation Associate, November 1987-July 1989 (state and federal civil cases)

SHUTTS & BOWEN, Miami, Florida

Litigation Associate, June 1984-October 1987 (state and federal civil cases)