Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Visiting Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig Wins Clyde Ferguson Award

Visiting Professor of Law Angela Onwuachi-Willig has been selected to receive the Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award by the Association of American Law School’s Section on Minority Groups.

Onwuachi-Willig is the Charles and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. She is currently teaching a course on critical race theory at Yale Law School. Her research and teaching interests focus on family law, employment discrimination, evidence, critical race theory, and family responsibilities discrimination.

The Clyde Ferguson Award is granted to an outstanding law teacher, who in the course of his or her career has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching, and scholarship. It is named in honor of Professor C. Clyde Ferguson, Jr., the second tenured African American on the Harvard Law School faculty.

Professor Onwuachi-Willig won the award jointly with Professor Mario Barnes, Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. They are the only two people to receive both the Ferguson Award and the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, which honors junior faculty members who have made an extraordinary contribution to legal education.

The Award will be presented at the AALS Section’s luncheon on January 5, 2015 in Washington, D.C.