Introducing Our New Advisory Board

The Michigan Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce and introduce the formation of our Advisory Board! The Advisory Board will help provide mentorship, commentary, and editorial assistance to some of our publishing scholars. The Advisory Board will also serve the crucial role of guiding the journal in its policy, development, and growth. The five inaugural members of our growing board are:

  • Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, J.D. ’97 – Co-Director of the Duke Law Center on Race, Law and Politics, where he teaches and writes about constitutional law, election law, politics, and race. Professor Charles is a co-founder of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;
  • Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher, J.D. ’97 – Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law and Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law. Professor Fletcher is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He is a former Executive Notes Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;
  • Professor Emily Houh, J.D. ’96 – Co-director of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she focuses on the interplay between contract law, critical race theory, and socioeconomic (in)equality. Professor Houh is a co-founder of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;
  • Professor Meera Deo, J.D. ’00, Ph.D – Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she focuses on interrogating trends in legal education, institutional diversity, and affirmative action. She the author of Unequal Profession: Race & Gender in Legal Academia and is a former member of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law; and
  • Professor Amna Akbar, J.D. ’04 – Associate professor at Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, where she works at the intersection of race, law, and national security/policing and studies the potential for social movements to transform approaches to law, law enforcement, and law reform.