Anthony E. Cook is Professor of Law whose teaching and research spans the subjects of community economic development, corporate law, entrepreneurship and the law, constitutional law. His Law and Entrepreneurship practicum involves advising social enterprises, early stage, and scaling ventures on a range of legal and business issues. The American Bar Association honored Professor Cook as One of 21 Lawyers Leading America into the 21st Century for his scholarship and activism working with grassroots and faith-based initiatives on community empowerment and economic development projects. Professor Cook's scholarship has explored the relationship between progressive religious theology and progressive politics in America. He is the author of The Least of These: Race, Law and Religion in American Culture.
Emma Coleman Jordan is Professor of Law and a leading expert in economic justice issues and the financial services industry. She teaches courses in Federal Regulation of Banking: Modern Financial Institutions and Change; Commercial Law: Payments and Secured Transactions; and Contemporary Issues in Economic Justice. Her scholarly work includes the textbook, Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics, which is a capstone to a series of articles, chapters, and books she has written on the subject. These publications include The Short End of The Stick: The Role of Race in Law, Markets and Social Structures; Beyond Rational Choice: Alternative Perspectives on Economics; A Woman's Place is in the Marketplace: Gender and Economics; When Markets Fail: Race and Economics; and Cultural Economics: Markets and Culture.
Gary Peller is Professor of Law and he has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Bargain, Exchange & Liability, Criminal Procedure, Radical Legal Thought, and Jurisprudence at Georgetown. His writings are primarily in the field of legal theory and legal history. His most recent book is Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Paradigm 2012). His scholarly articles include History, Identity, and Alienation in the Connecticut Law Review and State Action and a New Birth of Freedom in the Georgetown Law Journal.
Girardeau Spann is James and Catherine Denny Professor of Law and he is the author of several books and articles concerning race and the constitutional concept of equality. His scholarship includes The Contracts Experience, Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives, and The Law of Affirmative Action: Twenty-Five Years of Supreme Court Decisions on Race and Remedies. Professor Spann is a member of the American Law Institute and he has served on the Board of the D.C. Neighborhood Legal Services Program, as a Trustee of the D.C. Bar Client Security Fund, on the Board of Governors and on the Ethics Committee of the D.C. Bar, and on the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Jamillah Bowman Williams is Associate Professor of Law and also holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. Her courses include Employment Discrimination and the Contemporary Bias and Law seminar. Her research focuses on contemporary bias, the effectiveness of antidiscrimination law, and the capacity of law to promote compliance and social change. More specifically, she uses social psychological theory and empirical analysis to examine the impact of antidiscrimination law on the individuals it was intended to protect. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Professor Williams was a National Science Foundation Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation.
Paul Butler is Professor of Law and he is one of the nation’s most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice. He researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory, and his scholarship has been the subject of much attention in the academic and popular media. Professor Butler authored the widely reviewed Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, which received the Harry Chapin Media award. His scholarship has also been published in many leading scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. He previously served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption.
Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law and teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. Her scholarship includes books, numerous academic journals articles, and media commentaries about race relations, government, and inequality in America. Professor Cashin’s books include Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people and offers a new framework for true inclusion, and The Failures of Integration that was an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Book Review. She is also a two-time nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction.