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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Juan F. Perea

Title/s: Professor of Law

Office #: Corboy 1330

Phone: 312.915.7807

E-mail: jperea@luc.edu


Juan F. Perea joined Loyola’s fulltime law faculty in July 2011. He served as a visiting professor at Loyola in the fall of 2010 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was the Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Hazouri & Roth Professor of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of race and race relations, constitutional law, employment law, and professional responsibility. Professor Perea has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Boston College Law School, University of Colorado School of Law and was Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Villanova Law School. In 1986-87, he clerked for Hon. Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has written extensively on racial inequality, immigration history, and the civil rights of Latinos in the United States. His current research interests include the critical theory of history and historiography. Professor Perea has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is a member of the American Law Institute.


B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Maryland

Program Areas

Professional Responsibility
Advanced Constitutional Law
Critical Theory Seminar

Research Interests

Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Critical Theory Seminar, Employment Law, Race and Race Relations.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Visiting Professorships: Villanova Law School, Harvard Law School, Colorado School of Law, Boston College Law School.

Organizations: Member, American Law Institute; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi.

Clerkship: Hon. Bruce M. Selya, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1986-87.



Race and Constitutional Law: On Recognizing the Proslavery Constitution, 111 Michigan L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2012)(book review)

The Echoes of Slavery: Recognizing the Racist Origins of the Agricultural and Domestic Worker Exclusion from the National Labor Relations Act, 72 Ohio St. L. J. 95 (2011)

An Essay on the Iconic Status of the Civil Rights Movement and its Unintended Consequences, 18 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. (2010)

Destined for Servitude, 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 245 (2009) (2009 Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice)

Author, Latinos and the Law (with Delgado and Stefancic) (Thomson/West 2008)

Lead Author, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (2d ed. Thomson/West 2007) (with Delgado, Harris, Stefancic and Wildman)

Mi Profundo Azul: Why Latinos Have a Right to Sing the Blues, in Michael A. Olivas, ed., Colored Men and Hombres Aqui: Hernández v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering (2006)

Buscando América: Why Integration and Equal Protection Fail to Protect Latinos, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 1420 (2004)

A Brief History of Race and the U.S.-Mexican Border: Tracing the Trajectories of Conquest, 51 UCLA L. Rev. 283 (2003)

The Black and White Binary Paradigm of Race: Exploring the 'Normal Science' of American Racial Thought, 85 Cal. L. Rev. 1213 (1998)

Editor and Contributor, Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States (N.Y.U. Press 1997)

Los Olvidados: On the Making of Invisible People, 70 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 965-91 (1995)

Ethnicity and Prejudice: Reevaluating "National Origin" Discrimination Under Title VII, 35 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 805 (1994)

Demography and Distrust: An Essay on American Languages, Cultural Pluralism, and Official English, 77 Minn. L. Rev. 269 (1992)


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