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 seven inaugural members of our growing board are:

  • Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, J.D. ’97 –  Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law and 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 and former Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;
  • Professor Emily Houh, J.D. ’96 – Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts and 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 and former Articles Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;
  • Professor Jeannine Bell M.A. ’95, J.D. ’99, Ph.D. ’00 – Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime, Professor Jeannine Bell has written extensively on criminal justice issues. Professor Bell is a co-founder and former Book Review Editor 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. Professor Fletcher is a former Executive Notes Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law;

  • Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer B.A. ’89, J.D. ’97, Ph.D. ’01 – Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of civil rights and legal history, with a particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Reconstruction Era. Professor Fuentes-Rohwer is a former Reading Group Coordinator 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 is the author of Unequal Profession: Race & Gender in Legal Academia. Professor Deo is a former Reading Group Coordinator 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. Professor Akbar is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review.