Meet the first Nigerian professor at Harvard Law School (Photos)

Dehlia Umunna, deputy director, and clinical instructor at the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) has been appointed Clinical Professor of Law at the ‘Harvard Law School’ making her the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor at the school.

Umunna has been a lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2007.

She authored the article, Rethinking the Neighborhood Watch: How Lessons from the Nigerian Village Can Creatively Empower the Community to Assist Poor, Single Mothers in America, which was published in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.

As the Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School’s CJI, she oversees third-year law students in their representation of adult and juvenile clients in criminal and juvenile proceedings and arguments before Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals court.

She is the very proud mother of daughter, Ifeanyi, and son, Edozie.

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