Graduate Student Angela Onwuachi-Willig has been selected to receive the Association of American Law Schools Minority Groups Section’s highest honor for senior faculty, the Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award. Alongside her studies in our Ph.D. program, Angela is the Charles and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and is teaching a course on critical race theory at Yale Law School. Her research and teaching interests focus on family law, employment discrimination, evidence, critical race theory, and family responsibilities discrimination.
The Clyde Ferguson Award is granted to an outstanding law teacher, who in the course of his or her career has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching, and scholarship. It is named in honor of Professor C. Clyde Ferguson, Jr., the second tenured African American on the Harvard Law School faculty. The Award will be presented at the AALS Section’s luncheon on January 5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Angela!