Howard University

Charles Hamilton Houston Annual Lecture
and Exhibit Unveiling

Charles Hamilton Houston Annual Lecture and Exhibit Unveiling

Monday, April 6, 2009
3:15 PM
Houston Hall


The Unveiling
The permanent installation of the Charles Hamilton Houston bust and exhibit will be unveiled in Houston Hall, named for the former Howard Law School dean and social engineer who laid the groundwork for outlawing racial segregation in public schools.

3:15 pm • Houston Hall Entrance Level



The Lecture
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Joaquim Gomes Barbosa, Minister on the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, will be the guest lecturer for the Charles Hamilton Houston Annual Lecture. Minister Joaquim Barbosa began working in the Brazilian court system as a janitor in the electoral tribunal in Brasilia. While working, he also studied, obtaining a doctorate in public law. Prior to his 2003 nomination to the Supreme Federal Court, Minister Joaquim Barbosa held several positions in Brazil’s Federal Public Administration. He was a member of the Federal Public Prosecution Service in charge of Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro from 1994 to 2003, and served as Chief of the Legal Counsel for Brasil’s Department of Health from 1985 to 1988. Minister Joaquim Barbosa has also been a visiting professor at UCLA and Columbia law schools. He is a well-known lecturer both in Brazil and abroad.

4:00 pm • The Moot Court Room

The Reception
Guests are invited to a reception in honor of Charles Hamilton Houston and Minister Joaquim Gomes Barbosa.

5:15 pm • The Dining Hall


Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Wasington, DC 20008

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updated April1, 2009