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Danielle Holley-Walker is associate dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She has taught and performed research in the areas of civil procedure, administrative law, and federal courts. Her research focuses on issues of educational equality. Previously, Holley-Walker was an associate professor at Hofstra University School of Law. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she practiced civil litigation at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, in Houston. She also clerked for the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Holley-Walker is the former board chair for the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council and a former member of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Columbia Department of Economic Development. She also is on the executive board for the American Association of Law School's Education Law section. Holley-Walker earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Yale University.