Stanford Law Chronicles: Doin Time on the Farm


Stanford Law Chronicles: Doin Time on the Farm

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In the midst of a long and distinguished academic career, Alfredo Mirand? left his position as professor of sociology and chair of ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside, to attend law school at Stanford University. This book is an extraordinary chronicle of the events in his life that led him to make this dramatic change and of the many obstacles he encountered at law school. The Stanford Law Chronicles is a comprehensive, first-person account of the law school experience, written by a person of color. Mirand? delivers a powerful and moving critique of the rigid hierarchies he encountered and of systematic attempts to strip him of his identity and culture. He also reflects on the implications of an increasing number of women and minority law school students for law and legal education.

Although Stanford is considered to be one of the most progressive law schools in the country, Mirand? s experience there was one of alienation and frustration, as he encoun