Howard University

Archive - Fifth Annual James M. Nabrit Jr. Lecture - March 25, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
12:00 noon
Moot Court Room, Howard University School of Law

RSVP by March 19, 2008 to Jacqueline Young at

Guest Lecturers

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Leah Ward Sears
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

12:00 noon
Moot Court Room

Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears was the youngest person and first black woman to serve as a superior court judge in Georgia, and when appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Governor Zell Miller, she was the first woman and youngest person ever to serve on that Court. Chief Justice Sears became the first woman to win a contested state-wide election in Georgia. Before joining the Georgia Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sears was a trial judge on the Superior Court of Fulton County.

Prior to her judicial positions, Justice Sears was a practicing attorney with Alston & Bird, an Atlanta-based firm. Chief Justice Sears received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She received a masterís degree in appellate judicial process from the University of Virginia.

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Angela J. Davis
Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

4:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room

Angela J. Davis is a professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice. Professor Davis has been a visiting professor at George Washington University Law School and has served on the adjunct faculty at George Washington, Georgetown, and Harvard Law Schools.

She is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press, 2007). Professor Davis is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School. She is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Booksigning and Reception to follow in the Dining Hall

Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

RSVP by March 19, 2008 to Jacqueline Young at

The James M. Nabrit, Jr. Lecture Series is sponsored by the Howard University School of Law and the international law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP