Howard University

Archive-Eleventh Annual Wiley A. Branton-Howard Law Journal Symposium


This event took place:

Thursday, November 6, 2014




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

9:00am – 9:25am
Welcome Remarks
Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean, Howard University School of Law
Representative of the Wiley A. Branton Family
Michael Nemeroff, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Robert Williams, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Cadene A. Russell, Editor-in-Chief, Howard Law Journal


Panel 1

All Things Considered: Critical Legal Views on Gun Rights and Control
Moderator: Harold A. McDougall, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

  • Professor Aderson François (Howard University School of Law)
  • David T. Hardy (Former NRA Counsel)
  • David Kopel (Cato Institute)
  • Miles Rapoport (Common Cause)
  • Q&A

Break –Moot Court Foyer

Keynote Address – Angela D. Alsobrooks
State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland

Annual Luncheon and Wiley A. Branton Scholar Award Presentation
The Dining Hall


Panel 2

Firearms, Freedoms, and the Controversies of Modern Day Violence
Moderator: Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Law

  • Dr. Robert Kinscherff (American Psychological Association)
  • Chelsea Parsons (Center for American Progress)
  • Rahiel Tesfamariam (Urban Cusp, Washington Post)
  • Karen Volker (Cure Violence)
  • Q&A

Closing Address –
Jonathan E. Lowy
Director, Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Closing Remarks and Conclusion of the Eleventh Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium

Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean, Howard University School of Law
Andrew A. Ortiz, Executive Solicitations & Submissions Editor, Howard Law Journal

Networking Reception immediately following in the Moot Court Foyer

updated: October 23, 2014