Howard University

Tenth Annual Wiley A. Branton-
Howard Law Journal Symposium



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Thursday, October 24, 2013

8:00am–5:30pm


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Continental Breakfast
8:00am–9:00am
Moot Court Foyer

Welcome Remarks, 9:00am*
Okianer Christian Dark, Interim Dean, Howard University School of Law

Reflections on 10 Years of Branton
Remarks by Marcellus H. Moore Jr., Branton Family Representative
Remarks by Michael Nemeroff, Sidley Austin LLP
Remarks by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Remarks by Patricia M. Rosier, President, National Bar Association
Remarks by Erika A. James, Editor-in-Chief, Howard Law Journal
Remarks by Barbara R. Arnwine, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right
Under Law: Moving America Toward Justice


Panel One, 9:45am*
Alternative Universes? A Look at Affirmative Action in the Americas


Moderator: Barbara R. Arnwine, President and Executive Director,
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


Panelists:

  • Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Lisa Crooms-Robinson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
  • Tanya Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Q&A



Morning Break – Moot Court Foyer


Panel Two, 11:15am*
Hidden Borders: Opportunities and Obstacles for Immigrants’ Rights


Moderator: Mariela Olivares, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Panelists:

  • Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
  • Elizabeth Keyes, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Rights Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Clinical Professor, Director of Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Penn State, Dickinson School of Law
  • Alejandro Reyes, Counsel, Immigrant Rights Initiative and Legal Mobilization Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Q&A



Lunch, 12:35pm-1:45pm*
Annual Luncheon and Presentation of the Wiley A. Branton Scholar Award, The Dining Hall


Keynote Address, 2:00pm*

Keynote Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University.


Panel Three, 2:45pm*
Defending the Right to Healthy Communities: Addressing Environmental Justice as a Civil Rights Issue


Moderator: Patrice Simms, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Panelists:

  • Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
  • Sheila Foster, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Daria Neal, Adjunct Professor, Howard University School of Law; Deputy Chief, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Diane Glauber, Director of Community Development Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Q&A



Afternoon Break – Moot Court Foyer


Panel Four, 4:00pm*
Cert. Granted: Affirming Our Progress or Vacating Our Future?

Moderator: Alfreda Robinson, Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy, Professorial Lecturer in Law and Co-Director for the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at George Washington Law School


Panelists:

  • John C. Brittain, Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Nan D. Hunter, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
  • Robert Kengle, Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
  • Suzette Malveaux, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Q&A

Closing Remarks and Conclusion of the Tenth Annual Symposium, 5:20pm*

Okianer Christian Dark, Interim Dean, Howard University School of Law

Richard T. Carlton, Executive Solicitations & Submissions Editor, Howard Law Journal


Reception (immediately following closing remarks)
Sponsored by the National Bar Association (Moot Court Foyer)


Guests are invited to stay and continue the conversation on Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Old Conflicts and New Challenges.

*all times are approximate/subject to change

The Tenth Annual Wiley A. Branton-Howard Law Journal Symposium is sponsored by Howard University School of of Law, Sidley Austin LLP, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and the National Bar Association.