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Dean Tamara Lawson Recognized as Top Black Educator

By June 28, 2019Law School, STU News

Dean Tamara F. Lawson

We are proud to announce that Dean Tamara Lawson has been nominated and selected by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Top Black Educators” for 2019. The announcement was included in the magazine’s Education issue, which was published on June 24, 2019 and inserted in the Miami Herald.

Lawson, the first woman of color to serve as Dean, was appointed in October 2018 after having served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2013-2017, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2017-2018.

She leads a law school nationally-ranked for the diversity of its student body and that has, for over three decades, consistently adhered to its mission of providing opportunities for those groups who have historically been underrepresented in the legal profession.

As a member of the law school faculty, Dean Lawson taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and a seminar on Race and the Law. She was also twice named the Professor of the Year. She has co-authored two casebooks, and has had her articles published in prestigious law journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, the Iowa Law Review, and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. She is also a highly sought-after speaker on issues of race, policing, and the law, and was tasked by the American Bar Association to be the Reporter for its National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws.

She, along with other honorees, will be recognized at a special reception later this year.



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