Devon Carbado, the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, is the inaugural associate vice chancellor of BruinX, a multidisciplinary unit within UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The unit encourages equity, diversity and inclusion by engaging with current research, development and intervention projects. Its goal is to effectively translate findings based on evidence, experiments and analysis into policy change and action.
Carbado will lead the BruinX unit by providing critical scholarly engagement, strategic planning and project management. With nearly 20 years of experience as a faculty member and two-time vice dean for faculty and research at the UCLA School of Law, Carbado is an experienced administrator. Jerry Kang, UCLA's vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, said in his announcement that he could not think of anyone better suited than Devon to take on this new role.
Carbado graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994 where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Black Letter Law Journal, a member of the Board of Student Advisors and winner of the Northeast Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. In 2005, Carbado was named an inaugural recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship for his work in promoting the goals of Brown v. Board of Education. He has also won numerous teaching awards, including UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award and the School of Law’s Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence.
Carbado focuses on employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law and identity. He is currently working on a series of articles on race, law and police violence.