Assistant Dean, Office of Career Services and Employment
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU
Prior to joining the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Ray served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Georgia State University College of Law. He attended Wentworth Military Junior College and was recognized as a Distinguish Military Graduate, receiving a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve. Ray received his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. He served six years as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force. Upon leaving the military, Ray served as an Assistant Professor of Law teaching criminal law and litigation skills at the Appalachian School of Law. Ray moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was an attorney/policy advisor for the Atlanta City Council and the Managing Director for a national legal staffing firm. Ray has been appointed to serve on the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Board of Directors, elected to serve on the NALP Nominating Committee and has been selected to present at the NALP Annual Education Conference on numerous occasions.
Ray has trained lawyers nationally on implicit bias, race, diversity & inclusion, and competency. Recently Ray has spoken to groups of lawyers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and every corner of Arizona.
He has been the featured speaker at International organizations like NALP, Association of Legal Administrators, Association of Corporate Counsels and Law School Admission Council.
Ray is a professor of practice at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, focusing in the fields of negotiations, alternative dispute resolutions and HR management.
Ray has been featured on several legal podcasts speaking on topics of race, diversity, inclusion, and pipeline programs to law schools.
Ray, who is a Phoenix transplant, has been working tirelessly on improving diversity in the legal profession. During his time at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Ray has directed the ASU Pipeline Initiative an award winning diversity and inclusion program, bringing international attention to the areas of funding educational programs of lower socio-economic schools in areas of critical thinking and writing. Two programs that are crucial to getting into law school and being success in the legal field. His expertise in topics of implicit bias, race, diversity & Inclusion have brought him national attention from top firms on both coasts.
Ray has received awards for his work in diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias from the Law School Admission Council and Arizona Black Bar. Ray has received the Torchbearer award from the In-House Counsel Pro Bono Commission for his work with the Association of Corporate Counsels.
Ray has spoken at the following firms:
- Ballard Sphar
- Bowman and Brooke
- Fennimore Craig
- Lewis Rocca Rothberger Christie
- Perkins Coie
- Quarles and Brady
- San Diego County Law Library