Show Notes: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig
S3 E7: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice
Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of accountability for police and vigilante violence, explains Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.
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Show Notes: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is dean and Ryan Roth Gallo & Ernest J. Gallo Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. A renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination, and family law, she joined the law school as dean in August 2018.
 
Before joining the School of Law, Onwuachi-Willig served as Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She has also taught at the University of Iowa College of Law and the University of California, Davis, King Hall. As a classroom teacher at her previous institutions, she taught employment discrimination, evidence, family law, critical race theory and torts.
 
Onwuachi-Willig is author of “According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family” (Yale 2013). Her articles have appeared in leading law journals such as the Yale Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 
Onwuachi-Willig graduated from Grinnell College, Phi Beta Kappa, and received her J.D. from the University of Michigan. After law school, she clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver of the Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Sixth Circuit Judge Karen Nelson Moore. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and African American studies from Yale University. She has practiced law as a labor and employment associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio and Foley Hoag in Boston, Massachusetts.

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