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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies—a leading think tank on communities of color and public policy—has identified Albany Law School Professor Christian Sundquist as one of the top law professors in the United States focusing on technology, innovation, and race.
As such, Professor Sundquist
was invited to participate in a workshop this past January with 15 of his colleagues from across the nation. The roundtable, convened by the Joint Center during the Association of American Law Schools’ annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif., explored the anticipated effects of technological shifts in culture and the economy for communities of color.
The Joint Center said it planned to use the discussion, and others like it, to help chart its policy agenda.
Professor Sundquist is the Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship at Albany Law School, where he teaches: Evidence; Advanced Evidence; Technology, Privacy and the Law; Immigration Law and Policy; Criminal Procedure; and several courses on social inequality. He received the law school’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship in May 2016.
While his principal research interest lies at the intersection of genetics, race and law, he has published and presented widely on a variety of issues in the fields of constitutional law, bioethics, evidence law, immigration law, critical race theory, and education reform. His publications—many of which are available on the Social Science Research Network—have appeared in numerous academic journals, including the
Mercer Law Review,
Harvard Blackletter Law Journal,
N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law,
John Marshall Law Review,
Albany Law Review,
Columbia Journal of Race and Law,
Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights, and
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.
Professor Sundquist has delivered lectures and presentations in a variety of venues, including at the Facing Race annual conference on racial justice, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Society of American Law Teachers annual conference, the National People of Color legal conference, the LatCrit annual conference, and the Research Council for the Sociology of Law annual conference. His most recent presentations include “The Trump Executive Orders and Immigration Rights” to the Columbia County Public Defender’s Office, “Immigration in the Trump Era” at the Advocacy and Activism Today symposium at Albany Law School, and “The Trouble with ‘Grit’ and ‘Resiliency’ in Reshaping Legal Education: Race, Class and Gender Considerations” at the annual Society of American Law Teachers conference at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.
He was a Visiting Scholar with the prestigious Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the spring of 2015, and taught an Advanced Constitutional Law course for Howard University School of Law’s study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014. He formerly was an associate with the international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where his practice focused on litigation, intellectual property and immigration matters. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Georgetown University Law Center.
Professor Sundquist is a member of the Society of American Law Teachers, the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.