Daiquiri J. Steele serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence. She formerly served as a Civil Rights Attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, where she provided legal counsel relating to federal investigations of discrimination involving the nation’s school districts, colleges, universities, and state educational agencies. She also served as a mediator for civil rights claims. She previously worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, where she assessed federal contractors’ compliance with employment discrimination laws.
Professor Steele currently serves as a Commissioner on the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. She also serves as a member of the ABA Section of Litigation Diverse Leaders Academy, Vice-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and Diversity Director for the ABA Young Lawyers Division. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University, and Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Economics and Political Science from Spelman College.