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ARCHIVE - Seventh Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium - October 29, 2010 - Photo Gallery

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Associate Dean Okianer Christian Dark
and Wiley Branton Jr.
Attendees arrived at the Symposium.
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Panelists J. McGregor Smyth and Anthony Thompson chatted during the continental breakfast. Dean Dark opened the Seventh Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium.
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Wiley Branton Jr. made remarks on behalf of the Branton family. He spoke of his fatherís legacy of civil rights activism and thanked the law school and Sidley Austin LLP for keeping his fatherís memory alive. Jack N.E. Pitts Jr., an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, made welcoming remarks on behalf of his firm. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is the newest sponsor of the Symposium. Pitts is a 2008 graduate of the law school.
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Aba Acquaah, the editor-in-chief of the Howard Law Journal and co-chair of the planning committee, welcomed members and friends to the symposium. Melissa Crespo-Perez, co-chair of the planning committee, also welcomed guests and thanked the panelists for their work leading up to the Symposium. Crespo, who is the executive solicitations and submissions editor for The Journal, also introduced opening speaker Andrew Taslitz.
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Marques Johnson Ď08, of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and panelists Jenny Roberts and Yolanda Vazquez enjoyed the program. Howard Law School Professor Andrew Taslitz delivered the opening remarks on the significance of Collateral Consequences.
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Howard Law School Professor Aderson Francois moderated the panel on Exclusion. Anthony Thompson, professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law, spoke on the Exclusion panel.
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Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, presented on the Exclusion panel. Howard Law Professors Andrew Taslitz and Andrew Gavil served as co-chairs of the Branton Planning Committee.

updated: November 14, 2010