Tanya Washington, associate professor of law, is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduation, she clerked for Chief Judge Robert M. Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Thereafter, she practiced toxic tort defense litigation in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., offices of Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe. Upon leaving Piper, she served at Harvard Law School as both the Albert M. Sacks and A. Leon Higginbotham Research Fellows before completing her LL.M.
Washington taught Civil Procedure, Contracts and Legal Research and Writing as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Law before joining the faculty at Georgia State Law. Her teaching and research interests include domestic relations issues and issues arising at the intersection of race and education. Her recent publication, titled “The Diversity Dichotomy: The Supreme Court’s Reticence to Give Race a Capital R” appears in the University of Cincinnati Law Review’s Symposium Issue on Law, Ethics and Affirmative Action.
In addition to her law school teaching experience, Washington has taught Torts for the past six years as an instructor in the Charles Hamilton Houston Preparatory Institute, which provides prospective law students of color with the skills and conceptual understanding of the law to ensure that they excel upon admission to law school. She has also worked closely with the faculty and administration at Howard University School of Law designing programs geared towards improving law graduates’ performance on the essay portion of the bar examination.