Additional Information on Kathleen Cleaver

Additional Information on Kathleen Cleaver


* During her years at Emory University, Cleaver has taught classes in pre-trial litigation, professional ethics, torts, and legal history.

* Cleaver does not have even one scholarly book or article to her name. Her only publication in a legal journal is an article that appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities (1998): “Mobilizing in Paris for Mumia Abu Jamal,” but this is a memoir, not legal scholarship. In her academic bibliography, she lists op-ed columns in the Los Angeles Times, an “Open Letter to Julius Lester” printed in the National Guardian, and an article (“On Eldridge Cleaver”) which she wrote in the 1960s for the New Left magazine Ramparts. By normal standards, Cleaver does not possess adequate credentials to teach at a major American law school.

* Cleaver has received fellowships from Radcliffe College’s Bunting Institute, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of Harvard University, the Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library.

* Cleaver was a visiting professor of law at the University of Texas Law School during the spring of 2009.

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