Maureen Edobor Assistant Professor of Law



Office: Lewis Hall 


BA, University of Texas at Arlington

JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law


Maureen Edobor joined W&L Law in 2023 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She will also be a core faculty member of the DeLaney Center, W&L's interdisciplinary academic hub that promotes teaching and research on race and Southern identity.

Professor Edobor previously served as the Policy Director and Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus, advancing the Caucus' legislative portfolio in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Previously, she served as Counsel for Congressman Jamie Raskin's subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, overseeing a portfolio including environmental justice, voting rights, and criminal justice reform. Prior to working in Congress, Professor Edobor served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Law focusing her research agenda on Constitutional Law, drawing expertise from her experience as a Staff Attorney at the League of Women Voters where she where she managed the national litigation portfolio on elections, redistricting, and voting rights during the 2020 election cycle.

Professor Edobor recently published her first academic article, "Reconstruction's Last Monument" exploring the legislative and political history of the 15th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act to critique the Supreme Court's Brnovich v. DNC opinion. Her article is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law.

Professor Edobor has spoken about the importance of voting rights at the University of Virginia School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, New York University School of Law, and Penn State Law. A first-generation lawyer, she received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law, where she also worked for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the House Judiciary Committee, Restore the Vote, and Common Cause. After law school, she clerked for Judge Pamela J. White on the Baltimore City Circuit Court and worked as a litigation associate for three years at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough and Goldberg Segalla.