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 Monica Teixeira de Sousa

Monica Teixeira de Sousa

Professor of Law

(617) 422 7271

B.A. Brown University
J.D. Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Teixeira de Sousa teaches Education and the Law, Education and Class Mobility, Family Law, and Property.  Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2007, she was staff attorney at Rhode Island Legal Services, where she began practicing in 2002 as a Skadden Fellow. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law and served as a trainer for the Legal Services Training Consortium of New England. She is a founding member and past chair of the Rhode Island Education Justice Council and has been a presenter on issues of equity and education at a number of programs.

Professor Teixeira de Sousa has a blog!

Selected Publications

Richards, David L. and Jillienne Haglund. Violence Against Women and the Law, 10 Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought (12017)

The State of Our Unions: How President Obama’s Education Reforms Threaten the Working Class, 50 U. Louisville L. Rev. 201 (2011)

A Race to the Bottom? President Obama's Incomplete and Conservative Strategy for Reforming Education in Struggling Schools or The Perils of Ignoring Poverty, 39 Stetson L. Rev. 629 (2010) (Chosen from articles submitted to the AALS Section on New Law Professors in response to its call for papers.)

In Central Falls, it’s a race to the bottom, in Providence Journal (2010) Op-ed, March 5, 2010

The Politics of Supplementing Failure Under NCLB: How Both Left and Right Are Forcing Low-Income Children to Choose Between a Deficient Education and Working Overtime, 10 Nev. L.J. 118 (2009)

Professor Teixeira de Sousa can comment on the following subjects:

  • Class Mobility and the American Dream
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Education and Class Mobility
  • Federal Education Programs (including No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top)
  • Legal Education: Teaching Public Interest Law
  • Popular Education