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As the nation’s oldest and most renowned historically Black college for women, Spelman College’s fundamental foundation is to educate women and develop educators. From elementary to higher education, Spelman has cultivated education leaders who serve the world. In the introduction of the College’s 100th anniversary book, "Spelman: a centennial celebration 1881-1981," Beverly Guy-Sheftall references a journalist’s “assertion” made during the College’s 50th anniversary: “No history of women’s education in America would be complete without the story of Spelman.”
 

Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb

Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb Speaks at Spelman College
Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb Speaks at Spelman CollegeTeri A. McMurtry-Chubb, J.D., C’95, is a professor of law at Mercer University Law School, and currently on leave at the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School as a visiting distinguished professor of law. McMurtry-Chubb researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of critical rhetoric, discourse and genre analysis, and legal history.

In 2018, she began a two-year appointment as a civil rights analyst for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. With the publication of Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A Guide to Legal Writing Mastery (Carolina Academic Press 2012), McMurtry-Chubb became the first woman of color to author a standalone legal writing textbook for law students. McMurtry-Chubb has used her writing skills for advocacy, including as a co-author of the woman law professor letter opposing the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

A prolific writer, she also authored the rewritten Supreme Court opinion for Loving v. Virginia (1967) in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2016). In 2019, she received the 2018 Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication for her article The Rhetoric of Race, Redemption, and Will Contests: Inheritance As Reparations in John Grisham’s Sycamore Row, 48 Univ. Memphis L. Rev. 890 (2018). 

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Education in Action

Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb

by Angela George | November 30, 2020

Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb Speaks at Spelman CollegeTeri A. McMurtry-Chubb, J.D., C’95, is a professor of law at Mercer University Law School, and currently on leave at the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School as a visiting distinguished professor of law. McMurtry-Chubb researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of critical rhetoric, discourse and genre analysis, and legal history.

In 2018, she began a two-year appointment as a civil rights analyst for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. With the publication of Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A Guide to Legal Writing Mastery (Carolina Academic Press 2012), McMurtry-Chubb became the first woman of color to author a standalone legal writing textbook for law students. McMurtry-Chubb has used her writing skills for advocacy, including as a co-author of the woman law professor letter opposing the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

A prolific writer, she also authored the rewritten Supreme Court opinion for Loving v. Virginia (1967) in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2016). In 2019, she received the 2018 Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication for her article The Rhetoric of Race, Redemption, and Will Contests: Inheritance As Reparations in John Grisham’s Sycamore Row, 48 Univ. Memphis L. Rev. 890 (2018). 

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