Njeri Mathis Rutledge is a legal expert, professor, writer, former judge and former prosecutor. Before joining academia, she served as a prosecuting attorney for Harris County, one of the largest district attorney offices in the nation. She graduated from Spelman College and Harvard Law School.
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As a former prosecutor, Njeri (pronounced Nah shuh ree) is a legal expert specializing in criminal law and procedure. She has more than 20 years of experience in the law and has worked as both a practitioner and an academic. She is a law professor at South Texas College of Law Houston and an opinion columnist for USA Today. She graduated from Harvard Law School and Spelman College. She is a subject matter expert on topics related to criminal justice reform, criminal law and procedure, race and diversity, labor and employment law, among others.
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Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
On Womanhood is available for purchase on Amazon – https://tinyurl.com/onwomanhood
Meeting at the Table is available for purchase at https://downsouthpress.com/meeting-at-the-table/
- Prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, presented cases to the grand jury, and tried dozens of jury trials as an assistant district attorney.
- Reviewed and authorized search warrants and protective orders, provided magistrate warnings and presided over trials during her twelve year tenure as an associate judge for the City of Houston.
- Testified as an expert before the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military regarding crime victim compensation
- Published scholarly law review articles and with Maryland Law Review, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Loyola Law Review – Los Angeles among others.
- Published opinion writer. Serves as an Opinion Columnist with USA Today Board of Contributors. Serves as an Opinion Contributor for The Hill and BET.