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Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb

Professor of Law


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the Director of the Critical Race and Gender Studies JD Concentration & Professor of Law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of critical rhetoric, discourse and genre analysis, critical race feminism, and legal history.

McMurtry-Chubb is a leader in designing curricula to facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. She is the author of numerous publications, including the books Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2021); Strategies and Techniques for Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the Core Law Curriculum (Wolters Kluwer, August 2021); and Critical and Comparative Rhetoric: Unmasking Privilege and Power in Law and Legal Advocacy to Achieve Truth, Justice, and Equity (Bristol University Press, July 2023 (co-authored)). She is also a contributor to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2016).

In 2019, Teri was awarded the 2018 Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication for her article The Rhetoric of Race, Redemption, and Will Contests: Inheritance as Reparations in John Grisham’s Sycamore Row, 48 Univ. Memphis L. Rev. 890 (2018). She is the recipient of the 2021 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing – the first person of color and first Black woman to achieve this honor, and the 2023 UIC Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Teri presently serves as the Lead PI for the Humanizing Critical Race Theory Project, which is funded through a grant to UIC by the Mellon Foundation.