Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU’s Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. Davis previously served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition and is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor. She is also the editor or co-editor of Criminal Law, Trial Stories, the 6th edition of Basic Criminal Procedure, as well as the main topics of the day: Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment.