Timothy Lovelace

  • Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

He has published articles in journals including the Law and History Review, American Journal of Legal History, and the Journal of American History. He has work forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal. Lovelace’s current book project, “The World is on Our Side: The U.S. and the U.N. Race Convention” (Cambridge University Press), examines how U.S. civil rights politics shaped the development of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

In the spring of 2019, Lovelace served as the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke University School of Law. During the 2015-2016 academic year, he served as a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University. His scholarship has also received support from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.

Lovelace teaches courses in American legal history, constitutional law, and race and the law. In 2015, he received the Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award, and in 2019, Lovelace won the Dean Frank Motley Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award.

Before joining the Indiana Law faculty, Lovelace served as the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Center for the Study of Race and Law provides opportunities for students, scholars, practitioners and community members to examine and exchange ideas related to race and law through lectures, symposia and scholarship.



  • Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
  • M.A.
    University of Virginia
  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia