Erika K. Wilson

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. She teaches Civil Lawyering Process and the Civil Clinic.

Prior to joining the UNC faculty in 2012, Professor Wilson was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Baltimore where she taught in the Civil Advocacy Clinic. 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.

Professor 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 Law. Her primary research interests include education law and policy, specifically obtaining educational equality for disadvantaged students, and the intersection between race and the law.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Selected Publications

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  • 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. (2014). [SSRN, 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]
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