Maya Watson

Maya Watson

Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Law; Director of the Business and Community Law Clinic


Law School, Room 1226

Maya Watson

  • Biography

    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.


  • Courses Taught

    Business and Community Law Clinic

  • Selected publications
    • 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