Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Wesleyan University; J.D., Howard Law
Masai McDougall is a graduate of Howard Law School ’08. After practicing as a commercial litigator in D.C. and Los Angeles, Prof. McDougall expanded his practice into civil rights litigation concerning police brutality and the rights of incarcerated people. Prof. McDougall’s research focuses on the effects of legal procedures on the individual rights of American citizens, a field he experienced first-hand while operating a solo practice for three years. With experience from constitutional and commercial litigation to international transactions, Prof. McDougall’s courses on Contracts and Business Organizations focus on the practical skills needed to effectively represent clients from small businesses to multinational corporations as well as the theoretical approaches to understand the structures of both law and society.
Inspired by the opportunity to help change lives and create a framework to change the legal procedures we rely on for those opportunities, Prof. McDougall focuses his efforts on the study of procedure’s impacts on political minorities and avenues for the advancement in American procedural law presented by an analysis of those impacts. Prof. McDougall teaches Contracts, Business Organizations, and Critical Race Theory. Prof. McDougall formerly taught Legal Writing as a Dean Louis Westerfield Fellow (’20-’21) at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. He is barred in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and California.