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Visiting professor gives law students firsthand view of European law

Iyiola Solanke is a visiting professor from Leeds University Law School in the United Kingdom.

Iyiola Solanke is a visiting professor from Leeds University Law School in the United Kingdom.

Wake Forest law students have a unique opportunity this semester to learn about European law from a resident expert.

Iyiola Solanke, who is a professor at Leeds University Law School in the United Kingdom, is teaching a concentrated course through the third week of September on the law of the European Union.

Solanke’s scholarship involves anti-discrimination law as well as EU law, and she is an editor for the Race and Ethnicity section of the American Political Science Association.   Her work is empirical and interdisciplinary, and her articles have appeared in the Columbia Journal of European Law and the Modern Law Review. She is author of a book entitled, “The Evolution of Anti Racial Discrimination Law,” and has also written on judicial independence in the European Union. Her present writing project is a textbook on EU Law. She is a member of the University Association for European Legal Studies and the Socio Legal Studies Association.

In her free time, she enjoys singing, learning languages and jogging.

“Professor Solanke brings a wealth of experience to Wake Forest, “ says Suzanne Reynolds, associate academic dean.  “She has analyzed Europe’s growing pains as it embraces the EU, and she has thought critically about how different countries practice and redress discrimination.  I hope students drop by to say hello to her.  They will be glad they did.”