Atuahene joins UW Law as inaugural James E. Jones Chair.

AuthorTeske, Ali
PositionBernadette Atuahene, University of Wisconsin

Byline: Ali Teske

Bernadette Atuahene, property law scholar, has been named by the University of Wisconsin Law School as inaugural James E. Jones Chair. The announcement came Tuesday.

The position honors the law school's first African American faculty member, James E. Jones Jr., a civil rights activist, scholar and professor. Jones founded in 1973 the William H. Hastie Teaching Fellowship as an LL.M. degree program to prepare lawyers from underrepresented groups for tenur track positions. According to the law school the James E. Jones Chair is UW-Madison's first fully funded chair named for an African American faculty member.

Atuahene is a law school professor with previous experience teaching at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and as a research professor for the American Bar Foundation. Her areas of expertise focus on property, trusts and estates, property and race, law and international development and international business transactions.

After growing up in Los Angeles, Atuahene received her B.A. from University of California Los...

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