Professor Etheridge joined the law school faculty in Fall 2020. She teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, health law, and food and drug law. Her work generally focuses on government structures, processes, and regulation. She is specifically interested in relationships between government agencies, the legal regulation of emerging technology, and the concomitant impacts on society. Professor Etheridge is currently a Visiting Fellow with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center at the University of Nebraska College of Law. She has been published in secondary law journals at Georgetown and the University of Michigan, and has several forthcoming articles in general law reviews.
Professor Etheridge earned a B.A., with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she was a member of the Journal of Law and Inequality, the President of the Black Law Students Association, a teaching assistant for Professor Ruth Okediji, and the Student Director of the Community Practice and Policy Development Clinic. She also won numerous awards and scholarship recognitions from the law school—including the Contracts Book Award, the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship, the George Ludcke Public Service Fellowship—and the community, including the Michael J. Davis Scholarship from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and a 1L Clerkship with Medtronic from Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.
Following law school, Professor Etheridge clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where she worked exclusively on the judge’s 100,000 transvaginal mesh cases. She also worked in big law, practicing complex commercial litigation, multidistrict litigation, and product liability law. Prior to joining the Howard faculty, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.