Feedback from students

Dear Professor Davies,

I hope all is well with you. I am reaching out because I don’t know if I emailed you from this email after I applied to law school with your recommendation or another email. I just know I applied, traveled, went to law school, and then ended up in a pandemic before my first year was over!

Now I am in my second year at University of California, Irvine School of Law. And thankfully, I am now fully pursuing racial justice and movement lawyering work, in addition to other radical work. Here is a link to some of the pro-bono work that I have been involved in:

This summer I will be working at the Bronx Defenders in their Civil Action Practice focused on housing defense and government misconduct. And potentially, I may also be doing a fellowship focused on systemic police violence against Afro-Colombians.

I just wanted to let you know that taking your courses at Cornell had a really major impact on me and I don’t think that I would have been able to fully make the transition to the work that I am doing now had it not been for the courses that I took with you (Zora Neale Hurston and New Jim Crow) and others in the Africana department. My time in those courses were some of the main catalysts for getting to me where I am today and I just wanted to thank you for that.

Once again, I hope all is well with you and thank you so much for everything you do.

Jasmine Smith