Kevin Woodson’s scholarship focuses on race and the legal profession and corporate
culture. He is also interested in issues of civil rights law. 

Professor Woodson received his doctorate in sociology from Princeton University, where he
was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, Arthur Liman Public Interest Research Fellow and chair of
Community Service for the Black Graduate Caucus. 

He practiced law with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington, D.C., where
his activities included representing corporations under investigation for alleged
healthcare and accounting fraud as well as work on civil rights litigation against law
enforcement officials in Texas. 

He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the John Olin Fellow in Law and
Economics and chaired the Yale Black Law Students Association. 



On the Need for Public Boarding Schools (with Bret D. Asbury), Georgia Law Review (2012)

Nowhere is the inadequacy of American public education more striking than in high-poverty, urban schools...