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The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 10:27pm On Oct 31, 2019
According to the publication Harvard Law Today, 43-year-old Dehlia Umunna, the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor in Harvard School of Law (HSL), has been a lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2007.

She is the author of the article “Rethinking the Neighbourhood 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.

Umunna is the deputy director and clinical instructor at Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), through which she supervises third-year law students in criminal and juvenile proceedings and arguments before Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court.

Furthermore, she is a board member of the District of Columbia Law Students Law Clinic, serves as a faculty member for Gideon’s Promise (formerly the Southern Public Defender’s Training Centre) and is a frequent presenter at Public Defender training sessions across the country.

Speaking on her appointment, Umunna said, “I am blessed and honoured to join Harvard Law School’s remarkable faculty.

"I relish this extraordinary opportunity to continue work that I am truly passionate about, and I am grateful for the deep interest and commitment of the school to issues of criminal justice, mass incarceration, indigent defence and social justice.”

Umunna holds a Law degree from the George Washington University Law Centre, a Master’s in Public Administration (MC) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Communications from California State University, San Bernardino. From 2002 to 2007, Professor Umunna was an Adjunct Professor of Law and Practitioner in Residence at American University, Washington College of Law.

Her teaching interest and research focus on Criminal Law, Criminal Defence and Theory, Mass Incarceration and Race Issues. In recognition of her outstanding service to the HLS community she has received Harvard Law School’s Dean’s Award for Excellence and the Southern Public Defender Training Centre Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. The awards acknowledged her as a stellar student supervisor, staff manager, lecturer, coach and mentor.

Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, said, “Dehlia’s students revere her. Her colleagues at HLS and nationally look to her as an exemplary advocate, teacher and mentor.

“From her unprecedented win record in criminal defence trials, her deft leadership of the Criminal Justice Institute day to day, and her superb coaching of student moot court teams, her published scholarship, to her numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding work as a criminal defence attorney, advisor, and teacher, Dehlia is simply extraordinary.

She is an inspiration to her students and her clients in every way. It is a true privilege to be her colleague.”

https://thisisafrica.me/africans-rising/dehlia-umunna-first-nigerian-professor-at-harvard-law-school/

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by Japsylee: 10:30pm On Oct 31, 2019
I knew is must be a southerner!!!!!!

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by angelEmade(f): 10:36pm On Oct 31, 2019
Meanwhile the person above me have decided to use his ftc for such an unpatriotic comment. Let's promote love and unity not segregation and division. One love guys...

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by makdcash(m): 10:40pm On Oct 31, 2019
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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by Siberia01(m): 10:44pm On Oct 31, 2019
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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 11:15pm On Oct 31, 2019
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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 11:16pm On Oct 31, 2019
Her teaching interest and research focus on Criminal Law, Criminal Defence and Theory, Mass Incarceration and Race Issues. In recognition of her outstanding service to the HLS community she has received Harvard Law School’s Dean’s Award for Excellence and the Southern Public Defender Training Centre Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. The awards acknowledged her as a stellar student supervisor, staff manager, lecturer, coach and mentor.

“From her unprecedented win record in criminal defence trials, her deft leadership of the Criminal Justice Institute day to day, and her superb coaching of student moot court teams, her published scholarship, to her numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding work as a criminal defence attorney, advisor, and teacher, Dehlia is simply extraordinary.

She is a true role model
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by Generalwoodz(m): 11:35pm On Oct 31, 2019
Igbo Amaka grin

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by doggedfighter(f): 12:48am On Nov 01, 2019
Keep making Nigeria proud
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by idesylvester(m): 1:21am On Nov 01, 2019
For easy survey on how much Nigerians hates each other, come to nairaland


God bless whoever work hard in a legit manner towards achieving his/goal...

Well, let me focus on my business
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by VICTORCIZA(m): 8:42am On Nov 01, 2019
IGBO EBUKA

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by Olufemiolaolu(m): 3:33pm On Nov 01, 2019
Wow!
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 4:59pm On Nov 01, 2019
Anything an Okoro does, An Afonja does way better! grin

Rubbish! First doesn't mean best! cool This lady supervises 3rd year Law students where Mrs. Ruth Okediji lectured Professors and Ph.D candidates at the U of M. I was once her student around 2012 btw...

My former Professor at the U of M, Ruth is definitely more experienced with a more senior role. Before she left for Harvard, she was making a cool ~$450K which this lady doesn't make, I can personally attest to that. I bet she's making wayyy more now. Before una wail... check her profile below...

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11409/Okediji
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by TheExecutioner: 7:20pm On Nov 01, 2019




YorubaPrince:
Anything an Okoro does, An Afonja does way better! grin

Rubbish! First doesn't mean best! cool This lady supervises 3rd year Law students where Mrs. Ruth Okediji lectured Professors and Ph.D candidates at the U of M. I was once her student around 2012 btw...

My former Professor at the U of M, Ruth is definitely more experienced with a more senior role. Before she left for Harvard, she was making a cool ~$450K which this lady doesn't make, I can personally attest to that. I bet she's making wayyy more now. Before una wail... check her profile below...

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11409/Okediji

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 8:24pm On Nov 01, 2019
TheExecutioner:


Ph.D, (Doctorate), 'Lecturer', 'Professor' or 'Instructor' in the U.S educational system. are all terminologies used for higher institution grade Teachers. The ONLY one not used for higher institution grade is 'Teacher'.

It shows how shallow-minded you really are. Umunna is an "Adjunct-Professor". Do you even know what an "Adjunct Professor" is? Masters and Ph.D students can also qualify as Adjunct Professors / Lecturers / Instructors etc... Na for 9ja you fools dey carry am for head no be for here, abeg. I was also an Adjunct faculty member for 17-mths! Get a grip and educate ur empty skull, Chest-Beater!

Adjunct is not fully a Professor. It's 2-level below a Professor... go figure. I took a class with Prof. Okediji and I know what the hell I'm talking about. She consults with Int'l organizations, UN, and globally.

Okediji lectures Professors, Doctorates (Ph.D), High-end Instructors. Umunna for crying out loud supervises NOT even lectures oooo 3rd Year Law students. grin Check their profiles below and refer to their publications then you'll know better. Ignorant is bliss!

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11409/Okediji

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11245/Umunna

Let's educate each other... Empty vessels make the loudest noise! grin
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by TheExecutioner: 8:44pm On Nov 01, 2019
I see now where your ignorance springs from. Okediji became a Professor at the University of Minnesota, not Harvard.
Why should that simple fact make your blood pressure high?


YorubaPrince:


Ph.D, (Doctorate), 'Lecturer', 'Professor' or 'Instructor' in the U.S educational system. are all terminologies used for higher institution grade Teachers. The ONLY one not used for higher institution grade is 'Teacher'.

It shows how shallow-minded you really are. Umunna is an "Adjunct-Professor". Do you even know what an "Adjunct Professor" is? Masters and Ph.D students can also qualify as Adjunct Professors / Lecturers / Instructors etc... Na for 9ja you fools dey carry am for head no be for here, abeg. I was also an Adjunct faculty member for 17-mths! Get a grip and educate ur empty skull, Chest-Beater!

Adjunct is not fully a Professor. It's 2-level below a Professor... go figure. I took a class with Prof. Okediji and I know what the hell I'm talking about. She consults with Int'l organizations, UN, and globally.

Okediji lectures Professors, Doctorates (Ph.D), High-end Instructors. Umunna for crying out loud supervises NOT even lectures oooo 3rd Year Law students. grin Check their profiles below and refer to their publications then you'll know better. Ignorant is bliss!

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11409/Okediji

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11245/Umunna

Let's educate each other... Empty vessels make the loudest noise! grin



Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 8:58pm On Nov 01, 2019
YorubaPrince:
Anything an Okoro does, An Afonja does way better! grin

Rubbish! First doesn't mean best! cool This lady supervises 3rd year Law students where Mrs. Ruth Okediji lectured Professors and Ph.D candidates at the U of M. I was once her student around 2012 btw...

My former Professor at the U of M, Ruth is definitely more experienced with a more senior role. Before she left for Harvard, she was making a cool ~$450K which this lady doesn't make, I can personally attest to that. I bet she's making wayyy more now. Before una wail... check her profile below...

https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11409/Okediji


It is either that Comprehension failed you or you failed comprehension. The topic is about the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor in HLS and that does not imply that she is the only Nigerian professor in HLS.

Secondly, if truly you were taught by the professor you mentioned and still have such primordial and tribalistic mindset then you are grossly irredeemable and that professor won't be proud to have taught someone like you because education was supposed to expunge such backward thinking mentality and for you to even flagrantly flaunt such thoughtlessness in a public forum without qualms is a testament that education failed you because it didn't achieve its purpose in inculcating a rational and forward thinking ideology in you and it also couldn't survive the high voltage tribalism in you.

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 9:08pm On Nov 01, 2019
TheExecutioner:
I see now where your ignorance springs from. Okediji became a Professor at the University of Minnesota, not Harvard.
Why should that simple fact make your blood pressure high?

I don't, can't and won't argue with someone like you! It shows how much you know. This is exactly the problem with your pple. You find it hard to learn.
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 9:10pm On Nov 01, 2019
byrron:



It is either that Comprehension failed you or you failed comprehension. The topic is about the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor in HLS and that does not imply that she is the only Nigerian professor in HLS.

Secondly, if truly you were taught by the professor you mentioned and still have such primordial and tribalistic mindset then you are grossly irredeemable and that professor won't be proud to have taught someone like you because education was supposed to expunge such backward thinking mentality and for you to even flagrantly flaunt such thoughtlessness in a public forum without qualms is a testament that education failed you because it didn't achieve its purpose in inculcating a rational and forward thinking ideology in you and it also couldn't survive the high voltage tribalism in you.

I hate chest-beaters, arrogance, noise-makers and pride! angry Simple.
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 10:12pm On Nov 01, 2019
YorubaPrince:


I hate chest-beaters, arrogance, noise-makers and pride! angry Simple.

Is there any extract from the article where you read about the professor chest beating or displaying any form of arrogance as well as making some noise
?
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 10:17pm On Nov 01, 2019
byrron:


Is there any extract from the article where you read about the professor chest beating or displaying any form of arrogance as well as making some noise
?

All I did was remind 'them', there's a Whale bigger than their own fish. That whale resides in the ocean NOT, the river their fish dwells! angry

Dude, I'll refer you to your profile pic. Nothing more.. peace out! cool
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by TheExecutioner: 10:22pm On Nov 01, 2019
Professor Okediji is 54 years old and became a professor elsewhere before taking up appointment at Harvard. She is comparatively older than Umunna who is 43 years old and has had less time to wrack up her impressive resume.
If that gives you a hernia, so be it.


YorubaPrince:


I don't, can't and won't argue with someone like you! It shows how much you know. This is exactly the problem with your pple. You find it hard to learn.

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 10:26pm On Nov 01, 2019
YorubaPrince:


All I did was remind 'them', there's a Whale bigger than their own fish. That whale resides in the ocean NOT, the river their fish dwells! angry

Dude, I'll refer you to your profile pic. Nothing more.. peace out! cool

That profile pix is what should have guided you in the first place so as not to condescend so low to engage in tribalistic comments on a thread that was purely to celebrate a Nigerian projecting the battered image of the country in a positive manner.

I come across lots of idiotic tribalistic comments on a daily basis on this platform and I don't engage such idiots because I'm guided by my profile pix quotes and stooping to their level to exchange tribal banters is way beyond me and that is what all rational minds ought to do except if you are of the same mental dispositions like the tribalist in here.


You don't become a tribalist to counter another tribalist
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 10:29pm On Nov 01, 2019
byrron:


That profile pix is what should have guided you in the first place so as not to condescend so low to engage in tribalistic comments on a thread that was purely to celebrate a Nigerian projecting the battered image of the country in a positive manner.

I come across lots of idiotic tribalistic comments on a daily basis on this platform and I don't engage such idiots because I'm guided by my profile pix quotes and stooping to their level to exchange tribal banters is way beyond me and that is what all rational minds ought to do except if you are of the same mental dispositions like the tribalist in here.


You don't become a tribalist to counter another tribalist

@bolded. Really? Daily basis... I'm a newbie on this platform, boss! grin

Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 10:38pm On Nov 01, 2019
YorubaPrince:


@bolded. Really? Daily basis... I'm a newbie on this platform, boss! grin

Well, been here for 11 years and still counting.
I have seen this platform metamorphosed from a platform where noble and intellectual discuss are being expounded to the current settings where tribalist, e-touts, kid's, fraudsters and intellectually challenged beings run amok on a daily basis and the sad part of it all is that this platform is a microscopic reflection of what Nigeria as a country has become.

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Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by YorubaPrince: 11:03pm On Nov 01, 2019
byrron:


Well, been here for 11 years and still counting.
I have seen this platform metamorphosed from a platform where noble and intellectual discuss are being expounded to the current settings where tribalist, e-touts, kid's, fraudsters and intellectually challenged beings runs amok on a daily basis and the sad part of it all is that this platform is a microscopic reflection of what Nigeria as a country has become.

I agree. I'm guilty as charged, no denying. grin
Re: The First Nigerian To Be Appointed As A Professor At Harvard Law School by byrron(m): 1:13am On Nov 02, 2019
YorubaPrince:


I agree. I'm guilty as charged, no denying. grin

Lol, go and sin no more.
Cheers

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