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Tanya Washington Hicks


Tanya Washington Hicks is a Professor of Law at GSU College of Law. She earned her J.D. from The University of Maryland School of Law and then clerked for Associate Judge Robert M. Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. After practicing as a litigator at Piper & Marbury, she completed two fellowships and earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Her articles and op-eds have been published in law journals and periodicals across the nation, and Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, cited her co-authored amicus brief in the landmark marriage equality decision, Obergefell v. Hodges. Professor Washington Hicks’ work as a public intellectual and as an educator-activist includes serving for 2 years as Director of the John Lewis Fellowship Program, and her work has been recognized and celebrated by the Gate City Bar, with the President’s Award for Excellence, and by GSU, with the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching and Scholarship. She currently serves as President of the GSU Faculty of the African Diaspora Association and she frequently curates and facilitates team building and diversity workshops for organizations, law firms and university departments.