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CalMatters Quotes Professor Pruitt on Dearth of Latino Judges in Some Counties

News Posted on June 14, 2021

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt spoke to CalMatters reporter Byrhonda Lyons for a June 8 article headlined “In Absentia: No Latino Superior Court judges in these majority-Latino California counties.”

The piece notes a total lack of Latino Superior Court judges in four counties, and that Latinos are underrepresented in the judiciary in other parts of the state. Read the article.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts. She is the recipient of the law school’s 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award.