B.A., 1985, Brown University
J.D., 1989, City University of New York
LL.M., 1994, Harvard University
Professor Adams is the co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Before coming to Cardozo, she was a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she taught for 12 years. In 2003-2005, she was named Dean’s Scholar at Seton Hall. After receiving her J.D., she clerked for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then served as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society, Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit in New York. In 1993, Professor Adams was named the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School. Her research focuses on affirmative action, race and sex discrimination and housing law. Her articles have appeared in the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, and other scholarly journals. She has been teaching at Cardozo since 2007.