Stephanie Wildman

John A. and Elizabeth H. Sutro Professor of Law and Director, Center for Social Justice and Public Service

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Professor Wildman writes extensively in the areas of social justice, race, gender and the law. Her book, Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America, (with contributions by Margalynne Armstrong, Adrienne D. Davis, & Trina Grillo) won the 1997 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Meyers Center for Human Rights. Wildman was the founding director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Public Service at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty, Professor Wildman taught for 25 years at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she is a professor emerita. She has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Davis School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and Stanford Law School. Before entering academia, she clerked for Judge Charles M. Merrill of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance.

Education

J.D., Stanford University, 1973

A.B., with Honors in Humanities, Stanford University, 1970

Areas of Specialization

Law and Social Justice, Torts, Sex Discrimination and the Law

Affiliations and Honors

  • Recipient, Great Teacher Award, the Society of American Law Teachers, 2007
  • Executive Committee, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 2005-2008
  • Co-President, Society of American Law Teachers, 1998-00
  • Board of Governors, Society of American Law Teachers, 1989- present
  • Member, the American Law Institute, 1983

Bibliography

Books

Cases and Materials on Social Justice: Professionals, Communities and Law with Mahoney and Calmore. 2nd edition. Thomson/West (2013) | Link to Library Catalog

Women and the Law Stories with Schneider. Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters (2011) | Link to Library Catalog

Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America with Perea, Delgado, Harris, and Stefancic. 2nd edition. West Group (2007) | Link to Library Catalog

Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems with Galligan, Haddon, Maraist, McClellan, Rustad, and Terry. 4th edition. LexisNexis (2007) | Link to Library Catalog

Cases and Materials on Social Justice: Professionals, Communities and Law with Mahoney and Calmore. Thomson/West (2003) | Link to Library Catalog

Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America with Perea, Delgado, and Harris. West Group (2000) | Link to Library Catalog

Privilege Revealed: How Invisilble Preference Undermines America with Armstrong. New York University Press (1996) | Link to Library Catalog

Book Chapters

"Colorblindness Is the New Racism": Raising Awareness About Privilege Using Color Insight with Armstrong in Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom. Case, editor. Routledge (2013) | Link to Library Catalog

Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. 3rd edition. (2013) (Originally published as Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995)) | Link to Library Catalog

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implications of Making Comparisons Between Racisim and Sexism (or Other Isms) with Grillo in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. 3rd edition. Temple University Press (2013) (Originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms) with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Working Across Racial Lines in a Not-So-Post-Racial World with Armstrong in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Gutierrez, Niemann, Gonzalez, and Harris, editors. Utah State University Press (2012) | Link to Library Catalog

Telling Stories to Courts: Women Claim Their Legal Rights with Schneider in Women and the Law Stories. Scheider and Wildman, editors. Foundation Press (2011) | Link to Library Catalog

Pregnant and Working: The Story of California Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n. v. Guerra in Women and the Law Stories. Schneider and Wildman, editors. Foundation Press (2011) | Link to Library Catalog

Race and Wealth Disparity: The Role of Law and the Legal System with Moran in Race and Wealth Disparities: A Multidisciplinary Discourse. Moran, editor. University Press of America (2008) | Link to Library Catalog

Anti-Discrimination Laws are Limited in Discrimination: Opposing Viewpoints. Langwith, editor. Greenhaven Press (2008) | Link to Library Catalog

Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism. Rothenberg, editor. Worth (2002) | Link to Library Catalog

Taking Back the Center with Grillo in The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Ferrante and Brown, editors. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall (2001) (Excerpted from the article originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism, Sexism (or Other-Isms) with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Antisemitism, Heterosexism, Abelism, and Classism. Adams, Blumenfeld, Castaneda, Hackman, Peters, and Zuniga, editors. Routledge (2000) (Originally published as Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995)) | Link to Library Catalog

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism, Sexism (or Other Isms) with Grillo in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. 2nd edition. Temple University Press (2000) (Originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. 2nd edition. (2000) (Originally published as Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995)) | Link to Library Catalog

Taking Back the Center with Grillo in The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Ferrante and Brown, editors. Longman (1998) (Excerpted from the article originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism, Sexism (or Other-Isms) with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. Temple University Press (1997) (Originally published as Language and Silence:Making Systems of Privilege Visible, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995)) | Link to Library Catalog

Reflections on Whiteness: The Case of Latinos(as) in Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. Temple University Press (1997) (Originally published as Reflections on Whiteness and Latina/o Critical Theory, 2 Harvard Latino Law Review 307-316 (1997)) | Link to Library Catalog

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implications of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other Isms) with Grillo in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader. New York University Press (1997) (Originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implications of Making Comparisons Between Racism, Sexism (or Other Isms) with Grillo in Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. Temple University Press (1997) (Originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

The Legacy of Doubt: Treatment of Sex and Race in the Hill-Thomas Hearings with Davis in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader. Wing, editor. New York University Press (1997) (Revision of article by the same title originally published at 38 Southern California Law Review 1367-1391 (1992)) | Link to Library Catalog

The Classroom Climate in Looking at Law School: A Student Guide from the Society of American Law Teachers. Gillers, editor. Revised and expanded 4th edition. Meridian (1997) | Link to Library Catalog

Legacy of Doubt: Treatment of Sex and Race in the Hill-Thomas Hearings with Davis in Critical race feminism: a reader. Wing, editor. New York University Press (1997) | Link to Library Catalog

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism, Sexism (or Other Isms) with Grillo in Critical RAce Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado, editor. Temple University Press (1995) (Originally published as Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991)) | Link to Library Catalog

Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible with Davis in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Delgado, editor. Temple University Press (1995) (Originally published as Language and Silence:Making Systems of Privilege Visible, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995)) | Link to Library Catalog

Sexism, Racism and the Analogy Problem in Feminist Thought with Grillo in Racism in the Lives of Women: Testimony, Theory and Guides to Antiracist Practice. Adleman and Enguidanos, editors. Haworth Press (1995) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

A Social Justice Lens Turned on Legal Education: Next Steps in Representing the Vulnerable and Inspiring Law Students, 37 The Journal of the Legal Profession 179-198 (2013) | Link to Digital Commons

Revisiting Privilege Revealed and Reflecting on Teaching and Learning Together, 42 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 1-22 (2013) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Revisiting the Work We Know So Little About: Race, Wealth, Privilege, and Social Justice, with Armstrong and Moran, 2 UC Irvine Law Review 1011-1022 (2012) | Link to Digital Commons

Pregnancy Discrimination and Social Change: Evolving Consciousness About a Worker's Right to Job-Protected, Paid Leave, with Shiu, 21 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 119-159 (2009) | Link to Digital Commons

Teaching Race/Teaching Whiteness: Transforming Colorblindness to Color Insight, with Armstrong, 86 North Carolina Law Review 635-672 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons

Race and Wealth Disparity: The Role of Law and the Legal System, with Moran, 34 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1219-1238 (2007) | Link to Digital Commons

Persistence of White Privilege, 18 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 245-265 (2005) | Link to Digital Commons

Democracy and Social Justice: Founding Centers for Social Justice in Law Schools, 55 Journal of Legal Education 252-267 (2005) | Link to Digital Commons

Privilege, Gender, and the Fourteenth Amendment: Reclaiming Equal Protection of the Laws, 13 Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review 707-732 (2004) | Link to Digital Commons

Introduction: Dreaming in America: In Honor of Professor Trina Grillo, (Symposium: In Honor of Professor Trina Grillo: Legal Education for a Diverse World), 31 University of San Francisco Law Review 733-745 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons

Democratic Community and Privilege: The Mandate for Inclusive Education, (Dismantling the Master's House: Essays in Memory of Trina Grillo), 81 Minnesota Law Review 1429-1440 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons

Reflections on Whiteness and Latina/o Critical Theory, 2 Harvard Latino Law Review 307-316 (1997) (Revised and reprinted as a chapter in Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Delgado and Stefancic, editors. Temple University Press (1997)) | Link to Digital Commons

Language and Silence: Making Systems of Privilege Visible, with Davis, 35 Santa Clara Law Review 881-906 (1995) (Reprinted as chapters in: Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Temple University Press (1995); 2nd ed. (2000); Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Temple University Press (1997); Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Antisemitism, Heterosexism, Abelism, and Classism. Routledge (2000)) | Link to Digital Commons

Privilege in the Workplace: The Missing Element in Anti-Discrimination Law, (1994 Symposium on Women in the Workplace), 4 Texas Journal of Women and the Law 171-188 (1995) | Link to Digital Commons

Privilege and Liberalism in Legal Education: Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Environment, (Symposium: Looking to the 21st Century: Under-Represented Women and the Law), 10 Berkeley Women's Law Journal 88-97 (1995) | Link to Digital Commons

Bringing Values and Perspectives Back into the Law School Classroom, 4 Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies 89-95 (1994) | Link to Digital Commons

The Legacy of Doubt: Treatment of Sex and Race in the Hill-Thomas Hearings, with Davis, 65 Southern California Law Review 1367-1391 (1992) (Revised and reprinted as a chapter in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader. Wing, editor. New York University Press (1997))

Time to Abolish Implied Assumption of a Reasonable Risk in California, with Barker, 25 University of San Francisco Law Review 647-679 (1991) | Link to Digital Commons

Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), with Grillo, 1991 Duke Law Journal 397-412 (1991) (Reprinted in: A Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (1997); Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (1995 and 2000); Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror (1997); and excerpted in The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States (1998 and 2001)) | Link to Digital Commons

Integration in the 1980's: The Dream of Diversity and the Cycle of Exclusion, (Symposium: The United States Supreme Court's 1988 Term Civil Rights Cases), 64 Tulane Law Review 1625-1676 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons

The Classroom Climate: Encouraging Student Involvement, 4 Berkeley Women's Law Journal 326-334 (1989) | Link to Digital Commons

The Question of Silence: Techniques to Ensure Full Class Participation, (Women in Legal Education--Pedagogy, Law, Theory, and Practice), 38 Journal of Legal Education 147-154 (1988) | Link to Digital Commons

Strict Products Liability in California: An Ideological Overview, with Farrell, 19 University of San Francisco Law Review 139-158 (1985) | Link to Digital Commons

A Study of Justice Pro Tempore Assignments in the California Supreme Court, with Whitehead, 20 University of San Francisco Law Review 1-11 (1985) | Link to Digital Commons

The Legitimation of Sex Discrimination: A Critical Response to Supreme Court Jurisprudence, 63 Oregon Law Review 265-307 (1984) | Link to Digital Commons

Is the Reasonable Man Obsolete? A Critical Perspective on Self-Defense and Provocation, 14 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 435-468 (1981) | Link to Digital Commons

42 U.S.C. §1985(3)--A Private Action to Vindicate Fourteenth Amendment Rights: A Paradox Resolved, 17 San Diego Law Review 317-333 (1980) | Link to Digital Commons

Book Reviews

Interracial Intimacy and the Potential for Social Change, (Review of Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance ), 17 Berkeley Women's Law Journal 153-164 (2002) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

Ending Male Privilege: Beyond the Reasonable Woman, (Review of A Law of Her Own: The Reasonable Woman as a Measure of Man), 98 Michigan Law Review 1797-1812 (2000) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

Review Essay: The Power of Women, (Review of Toward a Feminist Theory of the State), 2 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 435-452 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

Enlightened Social Insurance in a World Made Safer, (Review of Doing Away with Personal Injury Law), 44 University of Miami Law Review 877-892 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

Other Articles

An Homage to Derrick Bell, with Armstrong, 36 Seattle University Law Review v-viii (2013) | Link to Digital Commons

Living Values Through the Center for Social Justice and Public Service, with Moss-West, 16 Explore: A Quarterly Examination of Catholic Identity and Ignatian Character in Jesuit Higher Education Explore (Santa Clara, Calif.) 18-21 (Spring 2013) | Link to Full Text

Gender Integration of the Legal Academy: The Role of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, 80 University of Missouri at Kansas City Law Review 801-804 (2011) | Link to Digital Commons

Women's Work, 53 Santa Clara Magazine 24-25 (Summer 2011) | Link to Full Text

Meeting Human Needs: Examining the Social Safety Net for Working America, (Symposium, Foreword), 44 Santa Clara Law Review 961-967 | Link to Digital Commons

Instilling Purpose: Courses in Justice Need to be a Part of Every Law Student's Legal Education, 114 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 18 (Feb. 5, 2001) (Published simultaneously at 107 San Francisco Daily Journal 18)

Schools Need Affirmative Action to Offset Admittance Bias and Honor King, with Kidder, 114 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (Jan. 23, 2001) (Published simultaneously at 107 San Francisco Daily Journal 6)

Affirmative Action: Necessary for Equality for All Women, 12 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 429-432 | Link to Digital Commons

Dedication, (Symposium: In Honor of Professor Trina Grillo: Legal Education for a Diverse World), 31 University of San Francisco Law Review 731-732 (1997) | Link to Full Text

Implied Assumption of a Reasonable Risk: Much Ado About Nothing or Radical Departure in California Law?, 12 San Francisco Barrister 3-6 (April 1993)

Time to Separate Actual and Proximate Cause, 105 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 7 (Feb. 4, 1992)

Rise of the Reasonable Woman: The 9th Circuit Acknowledges That Not All Members of Society Share the Same Reality, 104 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (Mar. 11, 1991)

The RIAR Tort Defense Should Be Abolished, with Barker, 103 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 5 (Dec. 26, 1990)

Real World Needs Affirmative Action, 102 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (July 25, 1989)

Propositions Are the Wrong Way for Tort Reform, 101 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (Nov. 7, 1988)

Individualized Law Fails in Our "Risk-Infested" World, 9 In These Times 7 (September 3-9, 1986)

A Crisis Unresolved, 99 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 4 (July 29, 1986)

Equal Rights: How to Fulfill the Promise?, 95 The Los Angeles Daily Journal 4 (July 2, 1982)

Other

Critical Feminist Theory entry in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. Clark, editor Sage (2007)