Jamelia N. Morgan
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Jamelia N. Morgan is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is also an Associate Professor of Law and the Robert D. Glass Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on issues at the intersections of race, disability, and criminal law and punishment.FULL BIOGRAPHY
Jamelia N. Morgan is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is also an Associate Professor of Law and the Robert D. Glass Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Morgan’s scholarship focuses on issues at the intersections of race, disability, and criminal law and punishment. Her research examines the development of disability as a legal category, how law shapes disability as an identity in prison and jails, and the criminalization of dissent and non-normative identities and expressions. Morgan’s research has also explored how doctrinal tensions and political discourse over race-conscious remedies influence how antidiscrimination claims and remedies are conceptualized in court opinions involving voter discrimination and disability discrimination.
Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Morgan was a civil rights litigator at the Abolitionist Law Center and worked to improve prison conditions and end the use of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania state prisons. From 2015 to 2017, Morgan was an Arthur Liman Fellow with the ACLU National Prison Project, where she authored the report Caged In: Solitary Confinement’s Devastating Harm on Prisoners with Disabilities. Prior to her fellowship, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Morgan serves Of Counsel and as Vice President of the Abolitionist Law Center and as a board member of Mary’s Daughter, LLC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of formerly incarcerated women of color.