Before Yesterday We Could Fly: Reimagining Law for the Afro-Future

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Norrinda Brown Hayat
Norrinda Brown Hayat

Norrinda Brown Hayat, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, will be a guest lecturer in the Race and Foundations of American Law Course.

Professor Hayat is an Associate Professor at Fordham Law School. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of race, gender and access to housing and law and has been placed or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Brooklyn Law Review, the NYU Journal of Law and Social Change, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and the Clinical Law Review among others. She is a recognized expert on housing law issues and has written op-eds and been interviewed for various news outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Shelterforce and the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Prior to law teaching, Professor Hayat spent almost a decade in government practice at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division as a trial attorney advocating on behalf of victims of housing discrimination. She is engaged in professional service on various committees, including sitting on the Executive Committee of the Clinical Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). Professor Hayat was awarded the Junior Faculty of the Year award by the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) in 2021. Professor Hayat earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law. 

The lecture is part of the curriculum for the Race and the Foundations of American Law course. Members of the 2L class are required to attend the lecture in person in Law 283 or to view it on Zoom at a time that is convenient to them. Zoom link will be provided by their professor.

Reception following lecture.

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation for this event should contact the Office of Dean - Law Programs & Initiatives at, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 business hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.