Cheryl L. Wade

Prof. Cheryl L. Wade

Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law

Cheryl L. Wade is the "Dean Harold F. McNiece" Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law. She teaches Issues of Race, Gender and Law, Business Organizations, Corporate Governance and Accountability, and Race and Business.  Her book, "Predatory Lending and The Destruction of the African American Dream” was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2020 and was coauthored with Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Professor Wade is a member of the American Law Institute, a national organization of prominent judges, lawyers and academics who work to clarify, modernize and reform the law.

Professor Wade has written book chapters and law review articles on securities, education law and the intersection of race and business.  She has been invited to present at and write for many symposia including articles published by Boston University Law Review, Tulane Law Review, The Maryland Law Review, The Washington & Lee Law Review, and The Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.  Her articles have been cited in several leading law reviews. One of her articles on education law, When Judges Are Gatekeepers:  Democracy, Morality, Status and Empathy in Duty Decisions (Help From Ordinary Citizens) was listed in The National Law Journal's Worth Reading Column. Another article, Corporate Governance as Corporate Social Responsibility: Empathy and Race Discrimination, was excerpted in a text entitled “Corporate Governance: Law, Theory and Policy.  Her article, Transforming Discriminatory Corporate Cultures:  This is Not Just Women’s Work was listed on the Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten Download List for Diversity Studies.

Professor Wade has been invited to present at many university conferences and workshops on issues of corporate and civil rights law including the UCLA School of Law Critical Race Theory Workshop, the Theory and Practice of Business Decision Making At Boston College School of Law, Boston University’s conference on “The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the Twenty-First Century” and the Western New England School of Law Clason Speaker Series.  Professor Wade was chosen among several applicants to participate in the "Corporate Citizens in Corporate Cultures: Restructuring and Reform" workshop sponsored by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Cornell Law School. She delivered the keynote address at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Symposium on Shareholder Activism.