The Accidental Crit III: The Unbearable Lightness of Being...Pedro?

50 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018 Last revised: 9 Oct 2018

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Pedro A. Malavet

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: April 4, 2018

Abstract

This article is a narrative about law faculty hiring, promotion and tenure. It is part of my process of coming to terms with the promotion and tenure process that I endured through a type of scholarly catharsis; in this essay I review my continued presence in the legal academy from the safety of post-tenure academic life, but while immersed in the openly racist climate of the presidency of Donald Trump.

After originally posting it in early summer, I am now posting an updated and expanded draft.

I have added a modest amount of text above the line to account for the very latest developments on a number of issues that I discuss in the draft.

I have also added a substantial number of footnotes to explain or further develop certain concepts, especially terms of art in Latina/o Critical Race Theory or in Critical Race theory more generally.

Keywords: Law, Race and Law, Critical Race Theory, Puerto Rico, Hurricanes

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Malavet, Pedro A., The Accidental Crit III: The Unbearable Lightness of Being...Pedro? (April 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3156708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3156708

Pedro A. Malavet (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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