Dean Wingate joined the UC Hastings faculty in 1980 after working as an associate in the Litigation Department of the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for both his undergraduate and legal education. While at the University he served on the Undergraduate Student Association Steering Committee, the Illinois Union Board, the University Concert and Entertainment Board, and as president of the Black Law Student Association. In 1980, he was honored as one of the first recipients of the University of Illinois Black Alumni Association "10" Outstanding Persons Award. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond.
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure; Race, Racism, and American Law; Critical Race Theory; Reparations: Domestic and International; and Law and the Japanese-American Internment
What I hope you get from your legal education is... a better understanding of how legal rules affect the lives of ordinary people and of how economic, social, and political forces affect and determine our legal rules.