In the Interests of Justice: Bringing Theory into Practice
Before joining Suffolk Law, Professor Camille Nelson served as Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School. From 2000 to 2009, she was a member of the faculty of Saint Louis University School of Law, where she was named Law School Faculty Member of the Year in 2004 and received the University Faculty Excellence Award in 2006. She also was a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she became the Dean’s Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Professor Nelson served as Dean of Suffolk University Law School from 2010 through summer 2015. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is widely recognized for her writings and lectures, which have focused on the intersection of critical race theory and cultural studies with particular emphasis on criminal law and procedure, health law, and comparative law. She is widely published internationally and domestically and her scholarship is featured in law reviews, journals, anthologies, legal encyclopedias, governmental and non-governmental working publications, and legal textbooks/casebooks. She has appeared in the media, taught, delivered lectures, and presented in numerous countries, most recently in Turkey, Jamaica, Lebanon, Sweden, and France. She served as co-chair of the American Association of Law School’s section for law school deans (2013-14) and has been named to the Power 100: The Most Influential Black Lawyers in the U.S. for four years running. Professor Nelson has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a “Top Woman of Law.” Nelson served on the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations as an appointee of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. In January 2015, she was named a “Diversity Star” by National Jurist/preLaw. Following her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto, Dean Nelson received her law degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, magna cum laude, and went on to receive a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School in New York. She clerked for Justice Frank Iacobucci (pronounced yak-o-bucci) of the Supreme Court of Canada, the highest court in Canada, before working as a litigation associate at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto, one of the largest law firms in Canada. This event is sponsored by Critical Race Studies at UCLA School of Law and Repair with funding support provided by NetCe.
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