Assistant Professor Jeffrey Omari was among a distinguished group of faculty recently elected to the Class of 2023 Board of Trustees for the Law and Society Association (LSA). The LSA is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts. Each year, the LSA membership elects a class of eight individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees for a three-year term.
“This year’s voting results represent a wide variety of law & society scholars stretching across the globe and consisting of rich and diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds, training and experience,” said current LSA President Penelope Andrews in a recent press release. “Our incoming officers will not only contribute to the sustainability and viability of the LSA, but also demonstrate the importance of advancing the entire field of sociolegal studies through their own personal scholarship and achievements.”
Professor Omari joined the NIU Law faculty in 2020 where he teaches in the areas of constitutional law, privacy law, business associations and torts. He came to NIU Law with a rich interdisciplinary background; his research sits at the intersection of law, technology, and social science. His current work examines internet governance through the lens of Brazil’s cyber law, the Marco Civil da Internet (MCI).
Professor Omari was formerly the Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga University School of Law. He was also formerly a Law and Social Science Doctoral Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he practiced entertainment law in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Professor Omari has published articles in the areas of internet governance and music law. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College.