Shaun Ossei-Owusu is a Presidential Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He completed his J.D. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. There are two planks in his research agenda. His first body of work focuses on how governments meet their legal obligations to provide protections and benefits to poor people and racial minorities. His first book project, "The People’s Champ: Legal Aid from Slavery to Mass Incarceration", attends to these themes and will be published by Harvard University Press. He also works on social stratification in legal education and the legal profession. At Princeton, he will complete his second book manuscript, which is under contract with Liveright and is tentatively titled, "Renegade at Law: How Our Legal Industry Creates, Justifies, and Compounds Inequality". This project builds on his second line of work, which focuses on social stratification in legal education and in different corners of the legal profession.
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
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