Graham was previously the associate dean of academic affairs and a professor of law at the University of La Verne College of Law, and an assistant professor of law at Villanova University School of Law. She has taught in the areas of constitutional law, race and the law, criminal procedure, law and sexuality, and torts.

Prior to entering the academy, Graham clerked for U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts of the District of Columbia, and spent several years working as a commercial litigator for a Los Angeles firm. Graham’s scholarly works have focused on marriage equality and its relationship to developments in equal protection and fundamental rights jurisprudence, and her work has appeared in various publications, including secondary journals at the University of Virginia School of Law and UCLA School of Law. Her most recent article appeared in the Rutgers Law Review. She is also a former board member of AIDS Law Pennsylvania, and was previously appointed to the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She received her A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

“Dean Graham fills an important position within the law school,” said Tom Geu, dean of the School of Law. “The associate dean for academic affairs is responsible for the academic program within the law school. She will play a key role in leading the school of law’s academic programs and planning.  We are pleased and honored she chose to come to USD.”

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