Regina Austin L'73
William A. Schnader Professor of Law
Regina Austin pursues her interest in the overlapping burdens of race, gender, and class oppression in traditional legal scholarship, as well as in her work on documentary films.
- Documentary Film Studies
- Insurance Law
- Law and Social Stratification
- Race Relations
Articles and Book Chapters
Women’s Unequal Citizenship at the Border: Lessons from Three Nonfiction Films about the Women of Juarez, in GENDER EQUALITY: DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN’S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Linda McClain & Joanna L. Grossman, eds., 2009).
Sapphire Bound!, in THE REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS READER: LAW, MEDICINE, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOTHERHOOD (New York University Press: 2008).
Kwanzaa and the Commodification of Black Culture, BLACK RENAISSANCE/RENAISSANCE NOIRE (2004).
Race Statistics, Disparate Impact Analysis and the Economic Disenfranchisement of Minority Ex-Offenders, 4 RACE & SOC'Y 177 (2001).
More publications can be found here.
"Not Just a Common Criminal": The Case for Sentencing Mitigation Videos, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-19. (forthcoming)
“This Too Takes a Village”: The Importance of Social Resources to Sustained Black Home Ownership as Illustrated in Three Documentary Films (forthcoming)
Race and Law-Genre Amateur Documentaries: Lessons Learned When the Subaltern Shoots
Documenting Injustice: Katrina, Class, and Visual Legal Advocacy
“Black People’s Money”: A Speculative Essay on the Interaction of Law, Economics, and Culture in the Context of Race, Gender, and Class
- Law & Cultural Studies
- Minority Feminism
- Law-Genre Documentary Film Studies (Criticism and Production)
Penn Law - William A. Schnader Professor (1996- ); Professor (1990-96); Associate Professor (1983-90); Assistant Professor (1977-83)
Law Clerk to the Hon. Edmund B. Spaeth, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (1973-74)
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis - Associate (1974-77)
Visiting Professor - Columbia, Brooklyn, Stanford, Harvard, Fordham
- Torts I
- Cultural Conflict and the Intentional Torts
- Visual Legal Advocacy
- Documentaries & the Law