LAPA Community Associate

Tanya K. Hernandez

Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Former Fellow, 2010-2011

140 West 62nd Street, New York, New York 10023
phone: 646-312-8786; fax: 212-636-6899

Tanya K. Hernandez is a professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, and Trusts & Estates. She received her A.B. from Brown University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Note Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She has served as a faculty fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University, and as a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2009, Professor Hernandez was elected to the American Law Institute and in 2007, Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Professor Hernandez serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Legal Education, and the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave Macmillan Press. Professor Hernandez's scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in the California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal amongst other publications. While at Princeton, she will conduct the research for her next book, which is focused on the topic of Latino inter-ethnic racism in the workplace and its implications for the enforcement of employment discrimination laws.

Life after LAPA: 

Tanya Hernandez continues as a Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, teaching Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory and Trusts & Estates. In addition, the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality awarded her a Non-resident Faculty Fellowship for the 2011-2013 academic years to support her research on intergroup conflict and cooperation. In her spare time she will be completing the book "Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response," for Cambridge University press.