Carla D. PrattAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law E-mail:email@example.com Phone: (717) 240-5295 Principal Office: Carlisle Curriculum Vitae
J.D., Howard University
B.A., Texas A&M, Commerce, TX
Professor Pratt teaches and writes in the area of race and the law, with particular emphasis on the role of law in constructing Indian and African American identity. Another aspect of her scholarship examines the role of race in the legal profession. Prior to joining the Penn State Law faculty in 2000, Professor Pratt served as a New Jersey Deputy Attorney General in the civil practice division and engaged in private practice as a commercial litigator with Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia. She teaches or has taught Constitutional Law, Federal Indian Law, Race and American Law, and Professional Responsibility. In 2012, Professor Pratt was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Standing Rock Sioux Supreme Court.
“Sisters in Law: Black Women Lawyers’ Struggle for Advancement,” 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013).
Loving in Indian Territory: Tribal Miscegenation Law in Historical Perspective appearing in LOVING V. VIRGINIA IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD: RETHINKING RACE, SEX AND MARRIAGE (Kevin Noble Maillard & Rose Cuison Villazor eds., 2012 (Cambridge Univ. Press)).
The End of the Pipeline: A Journey of Recognition for African Americans Entering the Profession of Law (with Dr. Dorothy Evensen) (2011).
“Way to Represent: The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Democracy,” 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1409 (2009).
“Loving, Indian Style: Maintaining Racial Caste and Tribal Sovereignty Through Sexual Assimilation,” 2007 Wisc. L. Rev. 409 (2007).