Kimani Paul-Emile

Kimani Paul-Emile

Associate Professor


Kimani Paul-Emile is an Associate Professor of Law. Dr. Paul-Emile specializes in the areas of law & biomedical ethics, anti-discrimination law, race and the law, and health law. For her article, Blackness as Disability?, Dr. Paul-Emile received the Law and Society Association’s 2019 John Hope Franklin Prize, awarded for “exceptional scholarship in the field of Race, Racism and the Law.” In 2020, Dr. Paul-Emile was selected to serve as a Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellow at Princeton University for the 2020-2021 academic year.  She is also currently a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Science, Technology, and Law.  


Difficult and Discriminatory: Clinicians’ Experiences with Biased Patients (co-authored) JAMA Intern. Med. 2019; 179(12):1678-1685 

Blackness as Disability?, 106 GEO. L.J. 293 (2018) (Winner of the Law & Society Association’s John Hope Franklin Prize)