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 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 (November 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 Minsitries, 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 - 1995)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Assistant Professor of Law (1989 - 1992)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Attorney (1988 - 1989)
(Solo Practitioner), Gloucester, VA
Attorney (1986 - 1988)
Blayton, Allen & Associates, Hampton, VA
Visiting Professor of Law (1986 - 1986)
Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC
Assistant Solicitor (1981 - 1984)
City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Law Clerk to the Honorable James T. Giles (1980 - 1981)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Journal Articles

Reflections on a Law Teaching Career as the Curtain Closes Only to Open Again, AALS Contributions 43 Journal of the Legal Profession 357 (2019).

Modern "Sappers and Miners": The Rehnquist and Roberts Courts and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 18 Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest 461 (2015).

The Bottom Rung of America's Race Ladder: After the September 11 Catastrophe Are American Muslims Becoming America's New N....S, 19 Journal of Law and Religion 115 (2004).

The Secret Journal of Sister Jess: A True Story in Honor of Oliver W. Hill, Sr., Esq., 6 Widener Law Symposium Journal 1 (2000).

Perceptual Prisms and Racial Realism: The Good News about a Bad Situation, 45 Mercer Law Review 773 (1994).

Persuading Thy Neighbor to Be as Thyself: Constitutional Limits on Evangelism in the United States and India, 12 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 360 (1994).

"Brother", 27 University of Richmond Law Review 425 (1993).

Lawyer Competence: Perceptual Prisms, Self-Scrutiny, and the Looking Glass, 18 Journal of the Legal Profession 233 (1993).

Protecting the Right to Live in Isaiah's Brave New World, 18 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 415 (1992).


Denial or Rebirth: Essays on Racial (In)Justice in America (Twelve Tables Press) (with Oliver Hill) (2019).

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

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

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

Magazine/Trade Publications

A Demographic Snapshot of America's Federal Judiciary: A Prima Facie Case for Change, National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys (NAACA) News 4 (February 2011).

Why America Still Needs Affirmative Action, 57 Virginia Lawyer 18 (October 2008).

America's Enduring Legacy: Segregated Housing and Segregated Schools, 6 Minority Trial Lawyer (American Bar Association) (Winter 2008).

Tribute in Honor of Oliver W. Hill, Esq., National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys 18 (October 2007).

Newspaper Articles

Washington Walks a Tightrope in Uganda, The Bay State Banner (with Charles Oggletree) (July 2011).

M.T.S., Harvard University 1990
LL.M., Harvard University 1979
J.D., Yale University 1978
B.A., Oxford University 1976
B.A., Haverford College 1974
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