Maureen Edobor Assistant Professor of Law

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Email: medobor@wlu.edu

Office: Lewis Hall 

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Education

BA, University of Texas at Arlington

JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law

About

Maureen Edobor is an Assistant Professor of Law and a core faculty member of the DeLaney Center, W&L's interdisciplinary academic hub that promotes scholarship on race, politics, and Southern identity.

Professor Edobor previously served as the Policy Director and Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus, preparing and advancing the Caucus' legislative portfolio, focused on racial equity, 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, conducting investigations and facilitating hearings on voting rights, the intersection of environmental justice, curricular freedom, the First Amendment, and employment discrimination. Before working in Congress, Professor Edobor served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Law and as a Staff Attorney at the League of Women Voters, where she managed a national litigation portfolio on ballot access, redistricting, and voting rights during the 2020 election cycle.

Professor Edobor recently published an article in the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law exploring the legislative and political history of the 15th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and critiquing the Supreme Court's Brnovich v. DNC opinion. Professor Edobor has been featured as an invited speaker at several law schools, including the University of Virginia School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, and New York University School of Law, to discuss her scholarship on voting rights and her writing has been featured in The Hill and The Daily Record.

Professor Edobor 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.