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ARCHIVE - Third Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium - October 20, 2006

“What Is Black?”

Perspectives on Coalition Building in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Third Annual Wiley A. Branton/
Howard Law Journal Symposium

Fiday, October 20, 2006 Moot Court Room
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

The Howard Law Journal invites you to join us as we celebrate the Third Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium, which will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006.

The purpose of this day-long event is two-fold:
1) to commemorate the life and work of Wiley A. Branton, a civil rights activist and legal giant, who served as Dean of Howard University School of Law; and

2) to present the Wiley A. Branton Scholar Award to the student with the highest academic grade point average after his or her first year at Howard University School of Law. The Branton symposium is sponsored by the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, where Mr. Branton was a partner following his years at Howard.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Jody David Armour, University of Southern California
e. christi cunningham, Howard University School of Law
Darren Hutchinson, American University
Sherrilyn Ifill, University of Maryland
Kimberly Jade Norwood, Washington University
Thomas Ross, University of Pittsburgh
Katheryn Russell-Brown, University of Florida
Girardeau A. Spann, Georgetown University
John McWhorter, The Manhattan Institute


The theme of this year’s symposium is What is Black: Perspectives on Coalition Building in the Modern Civil Rights Movement. We are proud to announce that Professor Patricia J. Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, will serve as the keynote speaker for this event. In addition to the wonderful keynote speaker, we have nine distinguished legal scholars to serve on our three panels.

Please see the attached “Save the Date” card for more information. If you are interested in attending the symposium, please RSVP to Ms. Jacqueline Young at jyoung@law.howard.edu by October 17, 2006. You may also visit the law school’s website for a complete schedule of the program.