HLS Appoints Black Woman
Scholar is First Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow
The Law School yesterday announced the appointment of its first Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow, inaugurating a two-year program designed to promote diversity within the law teaching profession.
Michele Anglade, who is Black, will receive a master's degree in law as part of the fellowship. She will also serve as a teaching assistant for a course in American law.
In addition, Anglade will undertake research on race and gender issues and health care policy. She will receive free tuition and a yearly stipend of at least $25,000.
Law School Dean Robert C. Clark created the fellowship last April. In a statement, Clark said he established the program to create new channels of entry into law teaching.
The fellowship is geared toward candidates who have demonstrated teaching potential and who will bring underrepresented perspectives to teaching and to American legal scholarship, Clark said.
"I am extremely pleased that the Houston Fellowship program has become a reality, and that we have been able to enlist such an exceptional student as Ms. Anglade as the first Houston Fellow," he said.
Anglade is a 1992 graduate of the Law School, where she served as vice president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She majored in history and Black and Third World studies as an undergraduate at Wellesley College.
Charles Hamilton Houston was the first Black person to serve as general counsel of the NAACP. Houston also attended Harvard Law School, where he received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1922 and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree in 1923.