Kimani Paul-Emile

Kimani Paul-Emile

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 212.636.7541
Office: Room 7-109

Research & Teaching Areas

Race; Social Science & Law


Associate Professor Kimani Paul-Emile teaches and researches in the areas of law & biomedical ethics, health law, drug policy, and legislation & regulation.  In 2011, she was awarded a Public Health Law Research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care.  In 2013, Dr. Paul-Emile was selected by the Greenwall Foundation to receive a Faculty Scholar Award in Bioethics for 2013-2016: a career development award intended to enable outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research to help resolve important policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences.

Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Paul-Emile served as associate counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and practiced civil rights law at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she was a National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works) Fellow and later the William Moses Kunstler Fellow for Racial Justice.  Dr. Paul-Emile also served as senior faculty development consultant at the New York University Center for Teaching Excellence. 

Selected Publications

  • Beyond Title VII: Rethinking Race, Ex-Offender Status, and Employment Discrimination  in the Information Age,  __ VIRGINIA L. REV. __  (forthcoming 2014) 
  • Patient Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation, 60 UCLA L. REV. 462 (2012)
  • The Regulation of Race in Science, 80 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1115 (2012)


  • New York University, Ph.D.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Brown University, B.A., with Honors