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Associate Professor of Law and Henry Weihofen Professor, University of New Mexico

Vinay Harpalani teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights, civil procedure, and employment discrimination. His scholarship focuses on the intersections between race, education, and law, as he explores the nuances of racial diversity and identity from various disciplinary perspectives. His writings have covered topics such as affirmative action in university admissions, racial ambiguity, skin color discrimination, and the psychological development of racial identity.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor of law, University of New Mexico