Fordham Law

Ph.D. in American Studies Brings Drug Regulatory Expertise to Faculty

March 29, 2007

Kimani Paul-Emile will join Fordham Law School's faculty as an associate professor in August.  She will teach health law and a course on drug law and policy.  Ms. Paul-Emile's areas of interest include public health law, drug regulatory policy, and civil rights. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University, holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in Political Science and in American Civilization from Brown University.

Ms. Paul-Emile served as associate counsel in the Poverty Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Prior to that, she practiced civil rights law at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she was a National Association for Public Interest Law Fellow (now Equal Justice Works) and later the William Moses Kunstler Fellow for Racial Justice. Most recently, Dr. Paul-Emile served as Senior Faculty Development Consultant & Coordinator of Diversity Programming at the NYU Center for Teaching Excellence.

"Dr. Paul-Emile brings a truly interdisciplinary approach to her scholarship and teaching," noted Fordham Law Dean William Michael Treanor.  "It is a tremendous source of pride for everyone associated with our school that we are able to attract someone with Kimani's commitment to legal education and social justice to our faculty." 

Fordham is one of the most selective law schools in the country and is home to seven legal specialty areas that are ranked among the nation's top 20.  Located next to Manhattan’s Lincoln Center, Fordham Law will celebrate its 100th graduation in May of this year.

Contact: Jennifer Spencer, 212.636.7604