Jamelia Morgan

Professor of Law
Director, Center for Racial and Disability Justice


Professor Jamelia Morgan is an award-winning and acclaimed scholar and teacher focusing on issues at the intersections of race, gender, disability, and criminal law and punishment. Her scholarship and teaching examine the development of disability as a legal category in American law, disability and policing, overcriminalization and the regulation of physical and social disorder, and the constitutional dimensions of the criminalization of status.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Disability Law

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  • BA, Stanford University
  • MA, Stanford University
  • JD, Yale Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Law, 2021-July 2022, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Associate Professor, 2018-2021, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Visiting Professor and Senior Liman Fellow Affiliate, 2019, Yale Law School
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2020, Brooklyn Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, 2020, New York University Law School

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