Howard University


20 Years After “Storming the Court”:

A Living Room Discussion

Howard University School of Law presents

20 Years After “Storming the Court”:

A Living Room Discussion


This event took place: Thursday, January 23 at 6PM
Moot Court Room

… is a dialogue between Howard University School of Law students and the real-life cast of characters from Brandt Goldstein’s book, “Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President and Won.”

In 1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the first democratically-elected president of Haiti was ousted by a military coup. Hundreds of Haitians who qualified for political asylum in the United States fled Haiti by boat but were redirected by the U.S. Coast Guard to Guantanamo Bay, on orders from President Bush.

The refugees were held in a detention camp for over a year until a group of Yale Law School students, enrolled in an International Human Rights Clinic under Professor Harold Koh, took their legal education out of the classroom to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, all the way up to the United States Supreme Court; resulting in a victory and the release of the Haitian refugees from Guantanamo.

Storming the Court is the real-life story of how law students have the potential and power to change the course of history right now, right where we are.

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Brandt Goldstein, Author
Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President and Won
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Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr.,
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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Harold Koh
Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School
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Morris Davis
Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills,
Howard University School of Law


Tory Clawson
Senior director strategic operations at Save the Children





Howard University School of Law students:
Amber Jordan, 3L
Cynthia Laurent, 2L
Zorba Lesile, 2L
Michael Makinde
Michelle-Ann Williams, 2L


Sponsored by:
Office of the Dean, Howard University School of Law
Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
Caribbean Law Society
Charles H. Hamilton National Moot Court Team (CHHNMT)
Student Bar Association (SBA)
Howard Public Interest Society (HPILS)
OUTLAW
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
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APABA-DC


Reception to Follow

Come join us on January 23!







updated: January 15, 2014