We are very excited for this week's guest, Dr. Elaine Draper!
Dr. Elaine Draper is a Cal State L.A. Professor of Sociology and lawyer. Dr. Draper received her J.D. from UCLA and her Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, did a postdoc at Stanford, and worked as bioethicist and staff scientist for National Institutes of Health. She founded and directs CSULA’s Law and Society Program; has published books and law review articles on sociolegal topics; supervised hundreds of CSULA students doing law-related internships and service learning projects; given over 100 talks at U.S. and international conferences.
She received the Salvatori Award for Innovative Teaching in Experiential Education, the NSS Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from CSULA's Associated Students, and five times the Exceptional Service to Students Award. She also received the Robert K. Merton Prize, Gertrude Jaeger Prize, Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, and other awards for her books and articles. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental policy and law, sociology of law, bioethics and medical sociology, and work and organizations; and does a lot of pre-law advising.