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H. Timothy Lovelace

Associate Professor of Law
Affiliated Faculty, Department of History
Contact Information
lovelace[at] indiana[dot]edu
(812) 856-4984
Baier Hall 243
B.A. at University of Virginia, 2003
J.D. at University of Virginia, 2006
Ph.D. at University of Virginia, 2012
B 756 Race, American Society, and the Law
Advanced Constitutional Law
In the News
  • Joined the Indiana Law faculty in 2012
  • Was previously Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Race and the Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Expert in legal history, civil rights, human rights, and constitutional law
  • Recipient, Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award, 2015

Tim Lovelace is an Associate Professor of Law. His current book project, titled The World is on Our Side: The Black Freedom Movement and U.S. Origins of the U.N. Race Convention, examines how civil rights activists in the U.S. South helped to inform the development of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Lovelace earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006. During law school, he was an Oliver Hill Scholar, Black Law Students Association President, an editor of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, the Thomas Marshall Miller Prize recipient, and the Bracewell & Patterson LLP Best Oralist Award winner. Lovelace also received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History in 2012. As a doctoral student, Lovelace was a referee for the Virginia Social Science Journal, a Virginia Foundation for Humanities Fellow, and the inaugural Armstead L. Robinson Fellow of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.

Before joining the faculty, Lovelace served as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Center for the Study of Race and Law provides opportunities for students, scholars, practitioners and community members to examine and exchange ideas related to race and law through lectures, symposia and scholarship.

H. Timothy  Lovelace
Selected Works
(Forthcoming) Making the World in Atlanta's Image: SNCC, Morris Abram, and the Development of the UN Race Convention (accepted by the Law and History Review) Fair Play for William Worthy: Cuba, Human Rights, and Worthy v. United States International Legal History from Below: The Civil Rights Movement and the U.S. Origins of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1960-1965 (dissertation)
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