Lua Kamál Yuille Joins Northeastern as Professor of Law and Business


07.01.21 — Lua Kamál Yuille joins the Northeastern University faculty today as professor of law and business within the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Yuille is a recognized praxivist, which is a philosophy that involves using her theoretical scholarship to inform her engagement in social change. Her current interdisciplinary work draws into conversation property law, heterodox economics, business law, critical pedagogy and group identity. Yuille’s diverse professional formation — federal law clerk, Latin Americanist socio-economic development lawyer, Wall Street corporate transactional attorney, public school teacher, pro bono immigration litigation practitioner — provides a strong foundation for her engaged scholarship on a wide range of questions.

Yuille began her academic career as a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and as a William Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 2013, she joined the University of Kansas, where she served on the law faculty and in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her exemplary justice-oriented work earned Yuille the Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Society of American Law Teachers in 2017.

Yuille’s formal education and pedigree includes training in fields ranging from cognitive science, international relations and computer engineering to economics, education and law. Her academic credentials include degrees from Columbia University School of Law, the Johns Hopkins University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian and credits her most enduring education to the varied experiences she has had as a praxivist doing service all over the world.

“I can think of no better place than Northeastern—the cradle of accessible, liberatory legal education and scholarship—to be a partner in this next chapter of my career, where I bring to fruition my most innovative scholarly and pedagogical projects yet,” said Yuille.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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