Camille A. Nelson (photo), Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School, is slated to become the 12th Dean of Suffolk University Law School beginning September 1, 2010. She is the first woman, the first African-American, and the first person of color to hold that position in the university's history. (See Boston.com article here.)
Professor Nelson, listed in my recent posts on "Black Women Teaching International Law" (part of our "Experts at Law" series), has taught Contracts, Sports Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Transnational Law, and Critical Race Theory. (On other law deans with international law expertise, see IntLawGrrls' prior posts here, here, here, and here.)
International foremother "Miss Lou" is particularly pleased to report that Professor Nelson has transnational roots in the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States of America. Nelson's book, co-edited with Charmaine A. Nelson, her sister, is titled Racism, Eh?: A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada.
Professor Nelson is highly respected and regarded throughout the legal academy as a leader, a scholar, and a champion of social justice and public service.