Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Maurice Dyson on being recently named as one of the 2014 “50 Under 50 Outstanding Law Professors” from the Lawyers of Color (LOC) Foundation, who recognizes the most influential minority law professors making bold contributions to the legal community.
Professor Dyson is well known in the San Diego community for his involvement with the Crawford Legal Institute Mentorship Bond (CLIMB) program which he co-founded at with Professor William Slomanson. Earlier this month, he was invited to speak at the prestigious 60th anniversary conference for Brown v. Board of Education.
Professor Dyson's scholarship centers on issues in educational policy, civil rights, game theory, government, constitutional law, sociology and critical race theory among others. His teaching has been previously recognized by the Taft Samuel Carpenter Award for Teaching Excellence. Other prestigious awards he has received include the King's Crown Award, the Kluge Award, the Albert Roothbert Endowment, the Lester A. and Stella Porter Russell Endowment, and the Society of the Order of the Barristers award.
Professor Dyson earned his B.A. and J.D. From Columbia University. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar and has served as the national chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section of Education Law, the national executive board member of the AALS Section of Minority Groups and as program coordinator of the Merrill Lynch Philanthropic Foundation recognized by the White House.