Pamela Edwards, Professor of law and Director of the Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession, holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from New York University. Before law school, she worked with the economic development arm of the City of New York, where she structured financing packages for small corporations undertaking major capital investment projects. After graduating from law school, she practiced commercial litigation at Lord, Day & Lord, Barrett Smith, specializing in securities class actions and insurance litigation. She began her teaching career at Hofstra University School of Law, where she taught classes in legal writing and appellate advocacy. Pamela was named the Director of Multicultural Student Recruitment and Student Affairs.
Professor Edwards is involved in bar association activities and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of American Law Teachers, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Annual Northeast Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference; she served as site coordinator for the 2001 Conference and remains a member of its planning committee. She has published in the areas of conflicts of law, sports law, legal education, commercial law, and legal writing. At CUNY, where she began teaching in 1998, she teaches Business Associations, commercial law courses, and Contracts. Her scholarly interests include critical race feminism, access to higher education and to legal services, and professional responsibility. She served as Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2005-07.