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Angela J. Davis

Professor

Teaching for the bar exam since 2002.

“I love teaching for Shemer because of the interaction with students.  I get the opportunity to really teach, rather than just lecture.” 

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School (1981)
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Howard University (1978)

Teaching Experience

Professor of Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, American University Washington College of Law (1996 – Present)
Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University law Center (2010)
Visiting Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School (1995 – 1996)
Teaching for Shemer Bar Review since 2002

Professional Experience

Executive Director, National Rainbow Coalition (1994 – 1995)
Director, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (1991 – 1994)
Deputy Director, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (1988 – 1991)

Awards

American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year (2015)
American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, Creative Activity, and Other Professional Contributions (2009)
Pauline Ruyle Moore Scholar, Washington College of Law for Scholarly Contribution in the Area of Public Law (2009, 2000)
American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full-Time Appointment (2002)
Soros Senior Justice Fellow (awarded by the Soros Foundation to write a book on prosecutorial discretion and power) (2003 - 2004)
Association of American Publishers 2007 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division Award for Excellence in the “Law and Legal Studies Division” for Arbitrary Justice:  The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press 2007)

Publications

Criminal Law (co-editor with Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown) (Sage Publications 2015)
Basic Criminal Procedure, 6th Edition (Co-editor with Stephen Saltzburg and Daniel Capra) (Thomson/West 2012)
Arbitrary Justice:  The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press 2007)
Trial Stories (co-editor with Michael E. Tigar) (Foundation Press 2007)
Author of numerous scholarly articles on Prosecutorial Power and Racism in the Criminal Justice System