Ayesha Bell Hardaway is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway teaches in the Health Law and Civil Litigation clinics. She supervises students as they represent clients in disability, guardianship, emergency mental health commitment, housing, and employment related cases. In addition to her scholarship interests in health law and civil litigation, Hardaway also researches and writes about the intersection of race and the law.
Prior to joining the law school faculty, Hardaway practiced in the Litigation Department of Tucker Ellis LLP. Her six years at the firm were devoted to defending major electrical, automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturers during all phases of litigation as trial counsel and National Coordinating Counsel. Hardaway represented those clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Before her time at Tucker Ellis LLP, Hardaway was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County and handled a variety of criminal matters, including juvenile delinquencies and general felonies.