Maya Watson is the Director of the Business and Community Law Clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor. A native Detroiter, she joined Wayne State Law’s faculty in 2022.
She brings eleven years of practicing transactional law, as an Associate and a Partner, in Detroit law firms.
Prior to joining Wayne Law’s faculty, she served as the Director of the Maywood Medical-Legal Partnership and a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. At Loyola Chicago, she co-taught Health Justice Lab: Race and Health Equity and Health Justice Clinic Weekend. Her scholarship focuses on health equity, social justice, and reparative justice.
Degrees and Certifications
J.D., Wayne State University Law School
LL.M., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
B.A. Lincoln University, PA
She is licensed to practice in MI, CA, and IL.
Business and Community Law Clinic
- The Consequences of Racial Health Inequity on Health Care Access, ____________ UMKC L. Rev. _________ (2023) (forthcoming)
- An Inter-professional AntiRacist Curriculum is Paramount to Addressing Racial Inequities in Health, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 50, Issue 1: (Spring 2022), p. 109-16 (with Abigail Silva, Jessica L. Simpson and L. Kate Mitchell).
- A Civil Rights Act for Public Health, 98 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 299 (2021)
- “The United States' Hollow Commitment to Eradicating Global Racial Discrimination,” ABA Human Rights Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Jan. 2020)
Courses taught by Maya Watson
Winter Term 2023