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Osamudia James

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Osamudia James

Osamudia James
Associate Professor of Law
LL.M. 2008, University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. 2004, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. 2001, University of Pennsylvania

Telephone: 305-284-5837   |   Office: G372
E-mail: ojames@law.miami.edu
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Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

White Like Me: The Diversity Rationale's Negative Impact on White Identity Formation, 89 N.Y.U. L. Review __ (forthcoming 2014).

Opt-Out Education: School Choice as Racial Subordination, 99 Iowa L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014).

Minority-Targeted Aid in Higher Education, in Affirmative Action: Contemporary Perspectives (James Beckman, ed., Praeger)(forthcoming 2013).

Predatory Ed: The Conflict Between Public Good and For-Profit Higher Education, 38 J.C. & U.L. 45 (2011)(peer reviewed).

Dog Wags Tail: The Continuing Viability of Minority-Targeted Aid in Higher Education, 85 Ind. L. J. 851 (2010).

The Declining Significance of Presidential Races?, 72 Law & Contemp. Probs. 89 (2009)(co-authored with Angela Onwuachi-Willig).

Closing the Door on Public School Integration, in Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equity for America's Children (Maurice R. Dyson & Daniel B. Weddle, eds., Carolina Academic Press 2009).

Business As Usual: The Roberts Court's Continued Neglect of Adequacy and Equity Concerns in American Education, 59 S.C. L. Rev. 4 (2008).

Breaking Free of Chevron's Constraints: Zuni Public School District v. U.S. Department of Education, 56 U. Kan. L. Rev. 147 (2007).

Editorials and Commentary

Civil Rights and the Choice Movement in Education, National Bar Association Fall Newsletter (2011-2012)

The Rules Don't Go Far Enough, NY Times, Room for Debate, Jun 7, 2011

Radio Show, "8 O'Clock Buzz," The Supreme Court's Decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, WORT 89.9 FM, June 29, 2007.

Presentations

Presenter, Predatory Ed: Public Good, Private Wealth, and the For-Profit Motive in Higher Education, New Scholars Workshop, Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2011 Annual Conference, July 2011

Invited Panelist, Civil Rights and the K-through-12 Education Reform Agenda, Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2011 Annual Conference, July 2011

Presenter, Predatory Ed: Public Good, Private Wealth, and the For-Profit Motive in Higher Education, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, June 2011

Invited Panelist, Writing as a Creative Habit, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, June 2011

Presenter, Predatory Ed: Public Good, Private Wealth, and the For-Profit Motive in Higher Education, Hastie Fellow Reunion and Workshop, University of Wisconsin, April 2011

Presenter, Predatory Ed: Public Good, Private Wealth, and the For-Profit Motive in Higher Education, Southeast/Southwest and Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL April 2011

Invited Panelist, Debt Collection/Debt Relief, Consumer Protection in Underserved Communities, University of Miami School of Law, March 2011

Invited Panelist, Race and Higher Education Policy, Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, September 2010.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Post Racial" Civil Rights Law, Politics and Legal Education: New and Old Color Lines in the Age of Obama, AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Invited Plenary Address Speaker, Finding Our Role in a Changing World, 11th Annual NASALSA Conference, University of Miami School of Law, February 2009.

Invited Panelist, The Inclining Significance of Presidential Races, Race and Socioeconomic Class: Unraveling an Increasingly Complex Tapestry, Duke University School of Law, January 2009.

Invited Panelist, The Inclining Significance of Presidential Races, Barack Obama, the 2008 Presidential Election, and the Future of Civil Rights in America, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, November 2008.

Invited Facilitator, Coming Up Candidates, Junior Faculty Development Workshop, Thirteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, Seattle University School of Law, October 2008.

Selected Roundtable Participant, Dog Wags Tail: The Continuing Viability of Minority-Targeted Financial Aid in Higher Education, 2008 Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable.

Invited Panelist, Business As Usual: The Roberts Court's Continued Neglect of Adequacy and Equity Concerns in American Education, The Roberts Court & Equal Protection: Gender, Race, and Class, University of South Carolina School of Law, February 2008.

Presenter, Dog Wags Tail: The Continuing Viability of Minority-Targeted Financial Aid in Higher Education, Lutie A. Lytle Black Female Faculty Conference, University of Iowa College of Law, July 2007.

Presenter, Breaking Free of Chevron's Constraints: Zuni Public School District No. 89 v. U.S. Department of Education, Work-in-Progress Session, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2007.

IN THE MEDIA

06-24-13
Professor Osamudia James comments in "High court insists on tough scrutiny when school uses affirmative action in admissions" in The Palm Beach Post.