Faculty Profile

Professor of Law
A.B., magna cum laude, Brown University, 1979
J.D., Yale University, 1982
LL.M., with honors, Rotary Scholar, Cambridge University, 1985
Telephone: (410) 837-4649

E-mail: higginbotham@ubalt.edu

Faculty Profile


Before joining the faculty in 1988, Higginbotham was a law clerk to United States Court of Appeals Judge Cecil F. Poole, an associate with Davis, Polk and Wardwell in Washington, D.C., and a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has published articles in numerous law reviews including the New York University Law Review, University of Hawaii Law Review, Howard University Law Journal, and the University of Illinois Law Review.

Professor Higginbotham is the Chairman of the Board of the Public Justice Center, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the former chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Faculty. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Selected Publications:

Book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism In Post-Racial America, NYU Press (March 2013).

Casebook, RACE LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND QUESTIONS (Third Edition), Carolina Academic Press (May 2010).

Article, An Open Letter From Heaven to Barack Obama, 32 University of Hawaii Law Review 1 (April 2010).

Editorial, A Request from Heaven to the President, Daily News A15 (January 31, 2010).

Editorial, Is America Finally Ready to Elect a Black President?, Desert Sun B8 (October 16, 2008).

Editorial, Racism Less Pervasive More Complex, Baltimore Sun A21 (April 4, 2008).

Editorial, Recognition Long Overdue, Washington Afro-American A9 (March 31, 2007)..

Editorial, Worst Supreme Court Decision Ever Continues to Haunt, Washington Afro-American A8 (March 9, 2007).