Professor Lisa Sonia Taylor is the director for the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education at Saint Louis University School of Law. She earned her B.A. from the University of Toronto, her J.D. from Howard University School of Law and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education at Saint Louis University.
Professor Taylor is committed to supporting both the diversity and inclusion goals at the law school and the provision of culturally aware legal training through curricular and co-curricular activities. She offers one-on-one support and advice to students, and works with student organizations to provide diverse programming at the law school. Professor Taylor also directs the McMillian Scholars Program for incoming students who are interested in social justice.
Professor Taylor began her legal career as a staff attorney and campaign finance coordinator for the Election Administrator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. She then transitioned into law school administration; first in the admissions programs at Howard University and Ohio Northern University, then as the director of development at ONU, before serving as the assistant dean for law admissions at Florida A&M University. Taylor has a special interest in pipeline programs. She previously served as a coordinator for the National Bar Association’s summer law camp and helped design and direct a Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program funded by the Law School Admissions Council.