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Taifha Alexander
USC Gould School of Law

Taifha Alexander

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 18, 2023

Taifha Natalee Alexander is the CRT Forward Project Director at UCLA School of Law's Critical Race Studies Program. Her legal research is at the intersection of law, critical race studies, higher education, social justice and equity. Alexander's recent works include "We Can't Breathe: How Top Law Schools Can Resuscitate an Inclusive Climate," published in the Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives, and "Chopped & Screwed: Hip-Hop from Cultural Expression to Criminal Enforcement," published in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Alexander's groundbreaking work has garnered recognition in NPR, LAist, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, TIME, Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune and other local and national outlets.

As an award-winning expert in diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education, she possesses over a decade of experience in fostering transformative principles at colleges and universities nationwide. Her recent book chapter in "Revising the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum to Engage Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" (2023) outlines the path to cultivating an antiracist college. Alexander is an honors graduate of St. John's University, Georgetown University Law Center and UCLA School of Law. She teaches Race, Slavery, and Law at the USC Gould School of Law. 


Annenberg Media
September 19, 2023
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.


Mugambi Jouet
August, 2023

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).

Scott Altman
August, 2023

"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).