Howard Law Students Visit NASDAQ MarketSite


Left to right: Monica Pyles, Alexis Harrison, Maryam Ogunbiyi, Alliyah Brown, Donald Crawford, Madison Moreland, Demetrius Mccloud, Meschelle Nobel, John Rutherford, Donald Finley, Eric St. Bernard, Melvin Kenney, Sydney Cooper, Professor Bruce Sanders, Jarrett Thompson, and Cynthia Emesibe.

The Nasdaq Tower that hovers over New York City’s Times Square was recently home to the Howard University School of Law logo and a warm welcome to a group of Howard Law students.

The display on Nov. 15 marked the law school’s Investor Justice and Education Clinic (IJEC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Externship students’ Nasdaq MarketSite visit. The event was hosted by Nasdaq’s Global Link of Black Employees (GLOBE). Howard Law students participated in a full afternoon of activities including an interactive lunch with Nasdaq’s Vice Chair; discussions with several GLOBE members from Nasdaq’s Office of the General Counsel, Office of Government Relations, Global Trading & Market Services, Global Information Services and Talent Acquisition; a tour of the Nasdaq MarketSite headquarters; and a viewing of the 4 p.m. closing bell ceremony by Nasdaq-listed company Purple Innovation, Inc.  (Nasdaq: PRPL), a leading comfort innovation company.

“Howard Law’s Investor Justice and Education Clinic and our Securities and Exchange Commission Externship program allow Howard Law students to engage and learn about the financial markets and, hopefully, use that knowledge to address issues of economic justice,” said Howard University School of Law Dean Danielle Holley-Walker. “We were honored to have that work recognized by having the logo of our law school beamed across Times Square.”

Bruce Sanders, the Howard Law adjunct professor who organized the visit, was elated at the way the students carried themselves there. Amma Anaman, for Nasdaq, Inc., agreed. “We were inspired by the students’ enthusiasm, eagerness to ask questions and interest in the financial services industry,” Anaman said. “Their preparation was evident.”

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Howard Law IJEC students and SEC Externship students.