Elected & Ex Officio Member

Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Boston, MA
Boston University School of Law
Grinnell College, B.A., American Studies
Yale University, Ph.D., Sociology and African American Studies
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is Dean and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. Previously, she served as Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; the Charles and Marion Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law; and Acting (Assistant) Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law.  She is a leading scholar of law and inequality and writes in a variety of areas, including Employment Discrimination, Family Law, and Critical Race Theory. She is author of According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family (Yale 2013). She received her B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College, her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and her Ph.D. from Yale University. Her articles have appeared in leading law journals such as the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review, to name a few.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Law and Society's John Hope Franklin, Jr. Award, the Gerturde Rush Award, the AALS Clyde Ferguson Award, the AALS Derrick Bell Award, the University of Iowa College of Law Collegiate Teaching Award, and the University of Iowa Marion Huit Award. Other honors include her selection as a Finalist for the Supreme Court of Iowa in 2011; identification by the National Law Journal as one of the “Minority 40 under 40” in 2011 and by Lawyers of Color as one of the “50 Law Professors of Color Under 50” in its inaugural list in 2013; and election to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and the Iowa Bar Foundation.  She has served as the Chair for AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students, and she is the founder of the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop.

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Areas of Expertise
Employment Law
Family Law