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Rochelle D. Outlaw
Ann Plato Fellow in Public Policy and Law
Phone: (860) 297-2170 Office Location: McCook
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
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J.D., Ohio Northern Univ. (2005)
B.A., Rice Univ. (1997)

Rochelle Outlaw is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina where she is presently completing her dissertation entitled, Absolute Slaves:  Race and Society in 19th Century South Carolina. Her dissertation examines legal definitions of race through the historical contexts of slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow.  Rochelle’s broader research interests include reexamining critical race theory through a historical lens.

Rochelle received her B.A. in history from Rice University and her J.D., with distinction, from Ohio Northern University Petit School of Law where she was the Erwin L. Clemons Scholar and served as an editor of the law review.  Prior to entering the Graduate School at South Carolina, Rochelle was a civil litigation associate at the international law firm Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, Illinois.  As a junior associate, Rochelle published several articles related to insurance defense law and electronic discovery and document retention.