Professor Angela J. Davis Named Distinguished Professor of Law

Angela Davis

WASHINGTON, DC—American University Washington College of Law Professor Angela J. Davis – a nationally recognized expert in criminal law and procedure with a focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system – was recently nominated and promoted to Distinguished Professor of Law effective Sept. 1.

Davis teaches a number of criminal justice-related classes, including Criminal Procedure, Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice, and Criminal Justice Ethics. Davis joined the AUWCL faculty in 1997 and was promoted to professor of law in 2002.

Prior to joining AUWCL, Davis served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition and is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals.


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