Professor of Law
LL.M. 2008, University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. 2004, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. 2001, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Osamudia James received a B.A cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, a J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, and an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as a William H. Hastie Fellow from 2006 to 2008. Previously, she was an associate with King & Spalding in Washington, DC.
Professor James writes and teaches in the areas of Education Law, Race and the Law, Administrative Law, and Torts. Her scholarship explores the interaction of law and identity in the context of public education, and some of her more recent work includes "White Like Me: The Diversity Rationale's Negative Impact on White Identity Formation," published in the New York University Law Review, and "Opt-Out Education: School Choice as Racial Subordination," published in the Iowa Law Review. She is a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, and was named in April to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 List.
Quoted, Christina Veiga, Miami-Dade School Committee Backs Regular Attendance Boundaries for Coral Gables, THE MIAMI HERALD, February 26, 2015.
Quoted, Christina Veiga and Monique O. Madan, School Boundary Debate Divides Coral Gables, THE MIAMI HERALD, February 25, 2015.
Osamudia James, Racial Segregation in Schools, No Matter How Unintended, Should Be Illegal, THE MIAMI HERALD, February 19, 2015.
Quoted, Monique O. Madan, Gables Officials, Residents, Lament ‘Controlled Choice’ As Hardship, THE MIAMI HERALD, January 15, 2015.
Quoted, Julianne Hing, What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?, COLORLINES, July 8, 2014.
Osamudia James, Diversity, Democracy and White Racial Identity: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, 71 NLG REVIEW 1 (2014).