Intersections of Race and Class in Special Ed Policy
    • About:

      Professor Osamudia James received a B.A cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, a J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, and an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as a William H. Hastie Fellow from 2006 to 2008. Previously, she was an associate with King & Spalding in Washington, DC. Professor James writes and teaches in the areas of Education Law, Race and the Law, Administrative Law, and Torts. Her scholarship explores the interaction of law and identity in the context of public education, and some of her more recent work includes “White Like Me: The Diversity Rationale’s Negative Impact on White Identity Formation,” published in the New York University Law Review, and “Opt-Out Education: School Choice as Racial Subordination,” published in the Iowa Law Review. Her media commentary also focuses on identity, and has been printed in the pages of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other outlets. Professor James is a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, was named in April of 2015 to Lawyers of Color’s 50 Under 50 List, and was selected by Legacy Miami Magazine as one of South Florida’s Top Black Educators.