Ayesha Bell Hardaway
Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Social Justice Law Center
BA 1997 (The College of Wooster), JD 2004 (Case Western Reserve)
Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Law
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
Faculty BiographyAyesha Bell Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, health law and civil litigation. Her upcoming article on reparations will be published by the New York University Review of Law & Social Change later this month.
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, Hardaway was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County and handled a variety of criminal matters, including juvenile delinquencies and general felonies. Hardaway was recently selected to serve on the Independent Monitoring team appointed to evaluate police reforms to be implemented by the Cleveland Police Department under a federal consent decree.