Deborah W. Post is Professor of Law at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a major in Anthropology and took a job first as an editorial assistant and then as a teaching assistant to Margaret Mead, the noted anthropologist, before attending Harvard Law School. She began her legal career working in the corporate section of a law firm in Houston, Texas, Bracewell & Patterson, now renamed Bracewell & Guiliani. She left practice for a position at the University of Houston Law School and moved to New York to Touro Law Center in 1987. She has been a visiting professor at Syracuse Law School, DePaul Law School, State University of New Jersey Rutgers Law School. Professor Post has written in what she considers her three areas of expertise: business associations, legal education and critical race theory. Professor Post seeks to apply an anthropologist's sensibilities and methodologies to the study of law. She has been a member of the Society of American Law Teachers Board of Governors for ten years and is currently the co-president of that organization. Among her most notable publications are a book on legal education, Cultivating Intelligence: Power, Law and the Politics of Teaching written with a colleague, Louise Harmon and published by New York University Press and a casebook for contracts called Contracting Law with co-authors Amy Kastely and Nancy Ota.
Contract and Dispossession, 1 Colum. J. Race & L. 418 (2012)
This Essay, part of a collection of essays on the same theme, argues that contract...
Cross-Cultural Readings of Intent: Form, Fiction, and Reasonable Expectations, 1 Wake Forest L. Rev. 94 (2011)
Contested Meanings: Achievement and Ambition at an Elite Law School, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 1075 (2010)
Cultural Inversion and the One-Drop Rule: An Essay on Biology, Racial Classification, and the Rhetoric of Racial Transcendence, 72 Alb. L. Rev. 909 (2009)
Academic Freedom as Private Ordering: Politics and Professionalism in the 21st Century, 53 Loy. L. Rev. 177 (2007)
Vulnerable Populations and Transformative Law Teaching: A Critical Reader, Chapter 6 - Vulnerability in Contracting: Teaching First-Year Law Students about Inequality and Its Consequences (with Deborah Zalesne), Carolina Academic Press (2011)
Traditional legal pedagogy fails to demonstrate the relationship of contract to the subordination of vulnerable...
Contracting Law (with Amy Hilsman Kastely, Nancy Ota, and Sharon K. Hom), Carolina Academic Press (2006)
Revised and updated to 2006, the fourth edition of Contracting Law continues the clear explanations...