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BE Innovative with Dr. Sonia Gipson Rankin

Tuesday, February 27 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Join the SAB Arts & Culture team for BE Innovative, a free dinner presentation by Dr. Sonia Gipson Rankin


Sonia Gipson Rankin is an attorney who combines her computer science background with her passion for racial justice.


Sonia Gipson Rankin is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law where she teaches Torts, Family Law, and Technology and Law.  Professor Gipson Rankin’s work combines her computer science background with her passion for legal justice.  Her scholarship on artificial intelligence and technology was published in the Washington and Lee Law Review and the New York University Law Review Online. Her work on legal pedagogy which focuses on race and family law issues has appeared in the Connecticut Law Review and Family Law Quarterly.  She is deeply engaged in the legal community as an American Bar Foundation Fellow, member of the New Mexico Supreme Court Commission on Equity and Justice, and former president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association. Professor Gipson Rankin is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Algorithmic Justice—a collaboration of computer scientists, legal scholars, and social scientists from New Mexico who provide insight to attorneys, government officials, and policymakers on issues related to artificial intelligence.  She regularly presents on topics such as artificial intelligence, technology, algorithmic justice, criminal justice, implicit bias, and inclusive leadership.  Regarding these issues, Professor Gipson Rankin has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including BBC World News, Reuters, National Public Radio, and Yahoo! Finance. Her mission is to inspire students, communities, and systems to seek justice with a spirit of excellence.