Assistant Professor of Law
- J.D., University of California at Los Angeles (2003)
- B.S., Public Policy (cum laude), University of Southern California (2000)
Erika Wilson is an assistant professor of law at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her areas of expertise include civil
litigation, civil rights, education and school reform, public policy, and race
discrimination. She currently
teaches Civil Lawyering Process and the Civil Clinic.
Professor Wilson's research
interests focus on issues related to education
law and policy, specifically obtaining educational equality for disadvantaged
students, and the intersection between race and the law. Her articles
have appeared in the UCLA Law Review, West Virginia Law Review and Michigan
Journal of Law Reform, among various others. In 2014 she was selected to
give a public lecture at the UCLA School of Law discussing her article, Towards
a Theory of Equitable Federated Regionalism in Public
Education. She has also presented her work at Vanderbilt University, New
York University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Wisconsin, among other venues.
joining the UNC faculty in 2012, Professor Wilson was a Teaching Fellow at the
University of Baltimore. She previously worked as an associate at Arnold &
Porter LLP, where she litigated complex commercial cases involving antitrust,
copyright infringement and product liability issues. Professor Wilson also
served as the George N. Lindsay Fellow for the Education Project at the
Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where she engaged in a broad
range of litigation and law reform projects involving school desegregation, the
No Child Left Behind Act, special education, school discipline and federal
funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Wilson received her B.A. in public policy from the University of Southern
California, cum laude and her J.D. from the UCLA School of
Curriculum Vitae ()
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Reverse Passing (with K. Beydoun), 64 UCLA L. REV. (forthcoming 2017). [SSRN]
Blurred Lines: Public School Reforms and the Privatization of Public Education, 51 WASH. U. J.L. & POL'Y __ (forthcoming 2016).
The New School Segregation, 102 CORNELL L. REV. (forthcoming 2016).
Gentrification and Urban Public School Reforms: The Interest Divergence Dilemma, 118 W. VA. L. REV. 677 (2015). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
Towards a Theory of Equitable Federated Regionalism in Public Education: Reversing the Role of School District Boundary Lines in Dismantling Brown v. Board of Education, 61 UCLA L. REV. 1416 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
Leveling Localism and Racial Inequality Through the No Child Left Behind Public Choice Provision, 44 U. MICH. J.L. REFORM 625 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]