Professor Ellis teaches a diverse set of topics in the law school curriculum. He regularly teaches courses in Election Law, Race Racism and American Law, and Civil Rights Law. Professor Ellis also teaches Property and Wills and Trusts. As issues like race and politics are always evolving, Professor Ellis strives to incorporate current events and innovative, multi-media methods in his approaches to teaching. This includes the use of experiential learning and simulations, incorporating media that presents relevant commentary and discussion into class, and asking his class to use blogs and social media to engage important issues. Professor Ellis sets broad questions relevant to the topics he teaches and cooperates with his students to develop the deep, complex, and well-reasoned answers necessary for law practice and leadership in the twenty-first century.