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Prof. Robert St. Martin Westley, Ph.D.

Robert St. Martin Westley is LOCHEF Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.

His research and teaching interests are in the fields of critical race theory, constitutional law, philosophy of law, law and literature, and the legal profession. He is the author of "Restitution Claims for Wrongful Enslavement and the Doctrine of the Master's Good Faith" (in: The Social and Legal Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis. University of Mississippi Press, 2016) as well as First-Time Encounters: "Passing" Revisited and Demystification as a Critical Practice (in: Yale Journal of Law and Social Policy, 2000). He is currently working on a book on reparations for historical injustice.

Robert St. Martin Westley is a Visiting Fellow in July 2019 upon invitation from Dr. Martin Heidebach (CAS Junior Researcher in Residence 2019). On 5 September, he will give a Lunch Talk on "Can there Be Racial Reconciliation without Reparations? A Comparative Approach to Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law" and on 18 September he will give a lecture on "Critical Race Theory for the New Millennium".