Victor Goode

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Victor Goode

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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 CUNY 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.

Goode has lectured widely on teaching professional skills and values, and has given Congressional testimony on police misconduct and racially-motivated violence. He traveled extensively during his years at the National Conference of Black Lawyers and organized a delegation from the Center for Third World Organizing to Cuba for a conference the progressive black agenda.

Goode has served on the board[1] of Applied Research Center since 2002.