Christopher Mathis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Christopher Mathis is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. His scholarship explores critical race theory, access and equity within higher education, and the philosophical assumptions within legal education. More pointedly, he studies the framework and incentive structures within higher education’s environments to identify factors contributing to inequality in our nation’s colleges and universities. His research on these topics spans several legal topics, including constitutional and tort law, education law and policy, and ethics. He primarily uses an empirical design that incorporates critical lenses, statistical analysis, and qualitative methodologies.

He is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia School of Education with a focus on higher education. He also received his BS in Mathematics from Oakwood University and his JD from the University of South Carolina.


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Research areas
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Higher Education and the Law
  • Legal Education
  • Tort Law
Chris Mathis
BS, Oakwood University, JD, University of South Carolina, PhD candidate, University of Virginia School of Education