Richmond Home
 Jonathan K. Stubbs
Jonathan K. Stubbs
Professor of Law
Courses Taught International Human Rights Seminar Constitutional Law Professional Responsibility Race, Religion and the Law Jurisprudence Seminar

Professor Jonathan Stubbs writes at the intersection of race and civil rights, and teaches a variety of courses, including constitutional law, human rights law, race, religion and the law, and professional responsibility. Professor Stubbs has authored several commentaries and tributes to the late Oliver Hill, including the book, Brown, The Big Bang and Beyond: The Life Story of Oliver W. Hill, Sr., now in its second edition. In 2012, Professor Stubbs organized and accompanied students on a trip to Ghana to experience first-hand the culture and connection between race and human rights.


Panelist, "URVA is for Lovers: A Conversation about Law, Love, Desire, and Consent," University of Richmond (Nov. 2016).

Panelist, "Community Engagement in Building Trust in the Criminal Justice System," National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, Williamsburg, Va. (May 2016).

Member, Life-Line Ministries, Inc., Old Dominion Bar Association
Professional Experience
Professor of Law (1995-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate Professor of Law (1992-95)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (1989-92)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Attorney (Solo Practitioner) (1988-89)
Gloucester, Va.
Attorney (1986-88)
Blayton, Allen & Associates, Hampton, Va.
Visiting Professor of Law (1986)
Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Solicitor (1981-84)
City of Philadelphia, Pa.
Clerk (1980-81)
Hon. James T. Giles, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The Memoirs of Hon. Henry L. Marsh, III: Civil Rights Champion, Public Servant, Lawyer (GrantHouse Publishers 2018) (co-ed. w/Wingfield-Smith).

Denial or Rebirth: Essays on Racial (In)Justice in America (forthcoming 2017, Twelve Tables Press).

Out of the Boat: Trusting God in the Midst of Life's Storms (2013, Empire Publishers).

White (Mostly Male) Affirmative Action: From Denial to Redemption and Reconciliation (2011) (with Oliver W. Hill, Esq.).

Brown, the Big Bang and Beyond: The Life Story of Oliver W. Hill, Sr. (2000, 2007) (ed.).


Reflections on a Law Teaching Career as the Curtain Closes Only to Open Again 43 J. Legal Prof. 357 (with Ann Hodges) (2019).

A Demographic History of Federal Judicial Appointments by Gender and Race: 1789-2011 (2011).

A Demographic Snapshot of America's Federal Judiciary: A Prima Facie Case for Change, National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys, Feb. 2011.


America's Enduring Legacy: Segregated Housing and Segregated Schools, Minority Trial Law., Vol. 6, No. 2 (Winter 2008) (essay in honor of Oliver W. Hill, Esq.).

Additional Publications

Tribute in Honor of Oliver W. Hill, Esq., Nat'l Ass'n of Appellate Court Attorneys, Oct. 2007, at 18.

B.A., Haverford College 1974
B.A., Oxford University 1976
J.D., Yale University 1978
LL.M., Harvard University 1979
M.T.S., Harvard University 1990
Contact Information
Room 322, Law School
(804) 289-8812
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Race and the Law
Constitutional Law
Human Rights Law