Kip Hustace studies the relationships between education, democratic accountability, and social movements, with an eye toward how constitutional and civil procedures affect legal change. In his research, he connects the regulation of learning to (neo)republican liberation to Indigenous law and governance to lawyers’ roles in addressing legal backlash; and he attends to the experiences of Indigenous Americans and Hawaiians, (dis)abled persons, and other groups reinforcing democracy and pursuing justice in Indian Country and the American West and borderlands/la frontera. He draws on legal theory, humanities, and sociolegal methods in doing so.
Hustace earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Stanford University. He then worked as a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles, where he litigated education and voting rights cases. Prior to joining ASU, he completed an LLM at the University of Washington, conducting research on American political thought, Indigenous governance, (dis)ability in voting, and professional responsibility.
LL.M., University of Washington School of Law, 2021