Biographical Profile Interest Background Professional Preparation Memberships & Professional Activities Positions & Appointments
Derek Black's areas of expertise include education law and policy, constitutional law, civil rights, evidence, and torts. The primary focus of his scholarship is educational equality for disadvantaged students, although he has also published extensively on issues relating to intentional discrimination. His scholarship has been cited in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and by various briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Professional Preparation(Education & Training)
|Dates||Institution||Location||Degree||Field of Study|
|05/2012||University of North Carolina School of Law||Chapel Hill, NC||J.D., High Honors; Order of the Coif|
|05/1999||University of Tennessee||Nashville, TN||B.A., Summa Cum Laude||Majors: African and African American Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science|
Memberships & Professional Activities
|2009 - Present||Professional Activity||Steering Committee||National Coalition for School Diversity|
Positions & Appointments
|04/2008 - 04/2010||Consultant||National Alliance of Black School Educators, Washington, DC|
|08/2008 - 06/2012||Associate Professor of Law||Howard University School of Law|
|10/2008 - 06/2012||Director and Founder, Education Rights Center||Howard University School of Law|
|11/2008 - 01/2009||U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Team Member||Presidential Transition Team, Civil Rights Cluster, Washington, DC|
|05/2010 - 05/2011||Consultant, UNC Center for Civil Rights||University of North Carolina School of Law|
|08/2010 - 07/2011||Visiting Associate Professor of Law||University of North Carolina School of Law|
|06/2012 - Present||Professor of Law||University of South Carolina School of Law|
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