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Delia E. Racines is a lecturer in law with USC Gould School of Law and an adjunct professor with USC’s Rossier School of Education. She also serves as an Assistant Principal with the Azusa Unified School District serving Los Angeles County. Racines previously served as a Title I Instructional Coach in Orange County where she supported educators to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for English Learners (ELs). Racines has supported educators of ELs in various capacities over the past twelve years, both in Washington D.C. and now in Los Angeles, California. She has worked with international students in various capacities in Fairfax County and George Mason University in Virginia, USC’s Language Academy, now International Academy, and has taught a variety of legal topics in USC Gould’s Summer Law & English program. She has most recently taken a significant part in developing and implementing an intensive four-week, MAT-TESOL Graduate Prep Course for international students with USC’s Rossier School of Education.
She earned her PhD in Educational Leadership at George Mason University, her MEd in Multilingual Education and Curriculum and Instruction at George Mason University, her MS in Criminology at Radford University, and her BS in Sociology, Crime, & Deviance from Virginia Tech University. She spent time abroad working at a prison in Mérida, Venezuela where her research in education and criminology intersected. Her dissertation was nominated for the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award with the Education Law Association. Additionally, her research in education law and civil rights for ELs was awarded the Emerali Award for Outstanding Author Contribution in 2016.
Racines has recently authored chapters in Legal Frontiers in Education: Complex Law Issues for Leaders, Policymakers and Policy Implementers (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 24), Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research, Teaching to Complexity, and TIME For Kids: Practicing for Today’s Tests.
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Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”
"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.