Victor Goode, Associate Professor, 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.




There is a Method(ology) to this Madness: The Use of Feedback in Clinical Education, 53 Okla. L. Rev. 223 (2000).

Emotional Harm in Housing Discrimination Cases: A New Look At a Lingering Problem, 30 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1143 (2003) (co-written with Conrad Johnson).

Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Recent Developments and Future Prospects, in Using the Law to Achieve Equality, Nat'l Law. Guild Report (Fall 2002).

Remarks on Haywood Burns: A Man for All Seasons and a Lawyer For All People, N.Y.C. Bar Ass'n (June 1997).

Some Thoughts and Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of the New York City Human Rights Commission, 23 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1053 (1996).

Remarks on Professional Skills Training Program, 19 N.M. L.J.

The Bakke Decision: The Failure of Policy and the Limitations of the Law, Cross-Reference: J. Pub. Pol'y & Multicultural Educ. (March 1978).


Brown at Fifty, Color Lines Mag. (Spring 2004).

Crisis on the Campus: Affirmative Action at the Crossroads, Color Lines Mag. (Spring 2003).


Amicus Brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Grutter v. Bollinger, March 2003 (co-counsel with David M. White).


Remembrance of Haywood Burns: The Law School Years, in Civil Rights