Daiquiri Steele, J.D., Ph.D. is a Forrester Fellow on the law faculty of Tulane University Law School. Professor Steele joined Tulane from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served as chief diversity officer for the law school and taught Employment Discrimination, Education Law, Equal Educational Opportunity, and Legislation & Regulation. She formerly served as a Civil Rights Attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, where she provided legal counsel relating to federal investigations of discrimination. She also previously worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she assessed federal contractors’ compliance with employment discrimination laws.
Professor Steele has served as a member of the Alabama State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a Commissioner on the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education. She has also served as Assembly Speaker & Chief Policy Officer for the ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and as the Georgia YLD Director of ABA Involvement.