Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L’11 shared insights into the power of illustration as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on Choose Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court docket of the United States.
An Elon Law professor who encourages students to use their passion for advocacy to add to general public dialogue on latest situations has shared her sights on the worth of illustration in a column for Usa Currently.
The nationwide each day newspaper published “Clair Huxtable was my guiding light’: How Ketanji Brown Jackson will encourage a generation” by Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L’11 to its site on the afternoon of April 4, 2022.
“Jackson is aspect of the 4.7% of Black lawyers in the United States,” Atkins writes. “She is also aspect of an even smaller sized sisterhood of Black women of all ages who serve as federal judges. Her nomination to the Supreme Court is monumental and signifies so substantially to present-day and foreseeable future lawyers as nicely as the public. It opens the industry of vision for what’s probable for Black women and women as nicely as other associates of historically excluded teams.
“… To be distinct, Jackson’s nomination isn’t noteworthy only mainly because of her race and gender – it is more noteworthy for the reason that of them. She is a good legal professional with impressive educational credentials and a solid judicial history, and she is extremely respected by other jurists, which includes Justice Stephen Breyer, whose seat she will fill if verified.”
Atkins, lately promoted to associate professor starting in the 2022-2023 educational calendar year, graduated from Elon Legislation in 2011 as the recipient of the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. She taught in the Authorized Approach & Conversation Plan from 2016-2018, then spent a yr at Wake Law’s Legal Examination, Producing and Research system in advance of rejoining the Elon Legislation school.
She is a member of the law school’s Antiracism Operating Group and the Board of Governors of the Society of American Regulation Teachers, a neighborhood of law lecturers, legislation university administrators, librarians, educational assistance gurus, learners and affiliate marketers “working for a lot more than 40 yrs to improve the lawful career, the law academy and develop the electrical power of law to less than-served communities.”
Prior to her entry into authorized education, Atkins labored for several yrs in Greensboro at Legal Assist of North Carolina. She is a graduate of UNC Greensboro’s Political Science and African-American Scientific studies programs.