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Monday, November 16, 2015

Professor Rachel Anderson Named a Leader in Diversity

Rachel J. Anderson is a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

The National Jurist magazine named Professor Anderson to its list of 20 law professors recognized for making a significant contribution to diversity in legal education. The results were presented in the article, “Why Diversity Matters,” and appear in the magazine’s Fall 2015, Back to School issue.

Nearly 100 nominations for outstanding minority law professors were received by the magazine, of which 20 were selected for going beyond the norm of furthering diversity efforts.

The article read: “Rachel Anderson has had her hand in a number of programs that offer an opportunity for law students to put critical perspectives on race and law into practice at the law school and in the community. One, the Youth & Justice Workshop, is an annual community event in which youth engage in conversation about their rights and responsibilities. …In the Youth Voting Rights Project, which Anderson co-created, high school teachers and law students engage in education on advanced citizenship.”

Professor Anderson's research and teaching interests focus on business law, civil and human rights, empirical legal studies, and international law.