Presented by the Forrest Weinberg Memorial Fund
Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum joined the University of Toledo College of Law faculty in 2011 as an Associate Professor of Law. Prior to joining the UT Law faculty, she was an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law and a visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Exum has also been a Forrester Fellow and Instructor in Legal Writing at Tulane Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Exum served as a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis, United States Circuit Judge for the for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Criminal Procedure, Federal Sentencing, and Race and American Law. Exum writes mainly in the area of sentencing law and policy, but her research interests also include comparative criminal law and procedure and the impact of race on criminal justice.
She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.