Victor Goode

Victor Goode, Associate Professor at City University of New York Law School, earned a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. He has practiced in the areas of affirmative action, housing, and other civil rights issues. Before joining the Law School faculty, he served as Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, founded the Affirmative Action Coordinating Center, worked as part of the legal team that filed amicus briefs in three landmark affirmative action cases (Bakke, Weber, and Fullilove), and taught in the Urban Legal Studies Program at the City College of New York.

He has served continuously at the Law School since 1983-as Professor of Law and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs-except for two years as Visiting Professor at Columbia University Law School, where he taught in the Fair Housing Clinic and assisted in the introduction of computer-assisted course material for the Clinic. He has lectured widely on teaching professional skills and values, and has given Congressional testimony on police misconduct and racially-motivated violence. His many organizational affiliations have included the Society of American Law Teachers, the Northeast Regional BLSA Job Fair, and, most recently, the New York City Open Housing Center. He teaches a variety of first-year courses and has also taught Housing Discrimination Law, and a Race and the Law seminar.