Assistant Professor of Law
Areas of ExpertiseIntellectual Property, Human Rights, Property
EducationJ.D., cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law
B.S., Clemson University, Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Biotechnology
ExperienceDrake professor since 2010
Westerfield Fellow, Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Intellectual Property Associate, Nelson Mullins Riley
Judicial Extern, Hon. Jimm Larry Hendren, District Court for the
Western District of Arkansas
Selected Publications“Indigenous Inventions: the Intersection between Intellectual Property and Indigenous Knowledge,” (work in progress).
Significant AccomplishmentsPresenter, First Annual Emerging Legal Scholarship Workshop, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Named one of 2009’s “Most Supportive” law professors at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law by A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the Black Law Students Association
Founder and Director, Each One International Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to eradicating educational disparities in impoverished communities
Board of Directors, Clemson University Student Affairs Advisory Board
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Changing the World
As noted by Charles Hamilton Houston, "a lawyer is either a social engineer or he’s a parasite on society.” I aim to create a positive impact on society through my teaching and scholarship. In my travels to countries like South Africa and Haiti, I have seen the incredible impact that access (or lack thereof) to resources, education and the legal system can have on various groups of people. As a professor, I hope to motivate future lawyers to think critically about the world in which they live and how to use the law to improve that world.