Get to Know Angela Onwuachi-Willig!


  • Boston University School of Law

Number of years as LSA member: 7
Number of LSA Meetings Attended: 9

LSA Governance Position(s) and Committees:

  • Inaugural Law and Society Prize Committee for the John Hope Franklin Prize on Race, Racism and the Law (Summer 2010-Spring 2011)
  • LSA Board of Trustees (Class of 2021)

Areas of Research:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Families and Family Law

Favorite Topics to Teach or Research:

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Critical Race Theory

Notable Awards:

  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Clyde Ferguson Award (2015)
  • AALS Derrick Bell Award (2006)
  • Gertrude Rush Award (2016) from the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys and the Iowa Chapter of the National Bar Association
  • Law and Society’s John Hope Franklin, Jr., Prize (2018)
  • William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law at the American Bar Foundation (17-18)

Unique Facts:

  • “I am a big fan of the show ‘Survivor.’ I have seen every season, but the first one.”
  • Angela has been proactive in calling attention to racism in higher education and beyond. As Dean of Boston University’s School of Law, she posted a remarkable open letter to her students in June, 2020, amidst the death of George Floyd and police brutality. She has since had numerous media appearances (Listed Below) on the topics of seeking racial justice and equality. 

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To learn more about Angela, check out her Boston University bio here . 



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