Angela J. Davis 

Angela J. Davis is a Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice. Professor Davis has been a Visiting Professor at G eorge Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. She has served on the adjunct faculty at George Washington, Georgetown, and Harvard Law Schools. Professor Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American P rosecutor (Oxford University Press, 2007 ) , the editor of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment (Penguin Random House, 2017)(Forthcoming), co - editor of Trial Stories (with Professor Michael E. Tigar) (Foundation Press, 2007), and a c o - author of Criminal Law (with Professor Katheryn Russell - Brown) (Sage Publications, 2015) and the 7 th edition of Basic Criminal Procedure (with Professors Stephen Saltzburg and Daniel Capra) (Thoms on West , forthcoming 2017 ) . Professor Davis’ other publica tions include articles and book chapters on prosecutorial discretion and racism in the criminal justice system . She received the Washington College of Law’s Pauline Ruyle Moore award for scholarly contribut ion in the area of public law in 2000 and 2009, t he American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full - Time Appointment in 2002 , the American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 2009, and the American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award in 2015. Professor D avis’ book Arbitrary Justice won the Association of American Publishers 2007 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division Award for Excellence in the Law and Legal Studies Division. She was awarded a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship in 2004 and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sentencing Project and the So uthern Cen ter for Human Rights. Professor Davis served as the Executive Director of the National Rainbow Coalition from 1994 - 1995. From 1991 - 1994, she was the Director of the Public Defender Se rvice for the District of Columbia (“PDS”). She also served as the Deputy Director from 1988 – 1991 and as a staff at torney at PDS from 1982 – 1988. Professor Davis is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman of the District of Columbia Cou rt of Appeals. She is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School.
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