C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Annual Lecture-2018

“Policing, Race, and Social Justice in the Age of Trump”

The C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Annual Lecture


Paul D. Butler, author of several books and a noted commentator on race, social justice, policing, and the Trump administration, will deliver the keynote address at the C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Annual Lecture onTuesday, January 30, 2018. The lecture will be held in the Moot Court Room at Howard University School of Law at 12:30pm. After the lecture, Professor Butler will sign copies of his book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men. The booksigning will be held in the Pauli Murray Suite beginning at 2:00pm.

Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown Law Center where he teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations, and critical theory. He can often be seen on television giving his political analysis of the Trump administration. Butler has written dozens of articles, op-eds, and law review articles on everything from policing, to criminal justice reform, to gentrification.  

The C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Lecture is sponsored annually by the Howard University School of Law and the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review. Past lecturers have included Professor of Law Timothy Lovelace, who spoke about C. Clyde Ferguson’s enormous impact on the United Nations, and Kevin Judd, former president of the National Bar Association, who addressed economic empowerment and wealth disparities in the African American community.


C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. was a former dean of Howard University School of Law. He dedicated much of his life and career to human and civil rights issues. The lecture series named in his honor has been a tradition at the law school for more than two decades.


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