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Archive-The 10th Annual James M. Nabrit, Jr. Lecture


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Sherrilyn Ifill Begins at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tenth Annual James M. Nabrit Jr. Lecture Series
This lecture honors of James M. Nabrit, Jr, was considered one of the leading constitutional and civil rights lawyer of his generation. He was Dean of Howard University School of Law, Howard University’s second Black president, and represented the United States as a deputy ambassador to the United Nations. This annual lecture is sponsored by K & L Gates LLP and is always a very special event at Howard Law.


Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

Federal Trade Commission

Edith Ramirez was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 5, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2015. She was designated to serve as Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission effective March 4, 2013, by President Barack H. Obama. Prior to joining the Commission, Ramirez was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she handled a broad range of complex business litigation, including intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and Lanham Act matters.

Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Biograpghy

12:15pm, Moot Court Room

Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Council for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Ms. Ifill is a long-time member of the LDF family. After graduating law school, Ifill served first as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and then for five years as an assistant counsel in LDF’s New York office, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her successful litigation was the landmark Voting Rights Act case Houston Lawyers’ Association vs. Attorney General of Texas, in which the Supreme Court held that judicial elections are covered by the provisions of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
A reception will follow Ms. Ifill’s lecture in the dining hall.

Sherrilyn Ifill Biograpghy

4:00 pm, Moot Court Room

Howard University School of Law

2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

Please contact:
Jacqueline Young at for more information.

The James M. Nabrit Lecture Series and related events are sponsored by the Howard University School of Law and the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP.

updated: March 24, 2014