William & Mary Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas announced that the university's Board of Visitors at their February meeting conferred tenure on Angela M. Banks and promoted her from associate professor to professor.
"Professor Banks is a productive and engaging scholar with a particular focus in the areas of immigration and human rights," said Douglas. "She brings commitment and enthusiasm to her varied roles at the law school - - as a scholar, teacher, mentor to students, and colleague. I look forward to her continued success."
Banks joined the William & Mary faculty in 2007 and teaches courses on contracts, gender and human rights, and immigration and citizenship. She previously served as a legal advisor to Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and as a clerk for Judge Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
She received her undergraduate degree in sociology, summa cum laude, from Spelman College before studying as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she earned a Master of Letters in sociology. She later pursued her J.D. studies at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, she served on the staffs of the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard International Law Journal, and was the Reginald F. Lewis Fellow for Law Teaching.