Meet our Board of Visitors

The Howard University School of Law Board of Visitors is an advisory board to the President, Provost, Dean of the law school, and Board of Trustees. The Board of Visitors provides the law school with informed, interested, and distinguished advice and appraisal from outside Howard University, thereby connecting the law school to the world beyond the campuses and providing the law school with knowledge and expertise.

The Board of Visitors provides the President, Provost, Dean of the law school and Board of Trustees with an objective, informed perspective on the long- and short-range objectives of the law school; the strengths and weaknesses of the law school in relation to those objectives; an assessment of the current status of the law school in comparison with law schools of comparable institutions; the needs of and other observations relating to the law school; and recommendations for improvement. Through the Board of Visitors, the Howard University School of Law further expects to increase external support for the school by inviting distinguished persons throughout the nation and world to serve law school in their official roles as Visitors.

Board of Visitors

Gina Ferguson Adams, ’83
Corporate Vice President
Government Affairs
FedEx Corporation

Claude Bailey, Esq. ’83
Venable LLP

A. Scott Bolden, Esq.’87
Reed Smith LLP

Candace L. Byrd, Esq. ’94
Chief of Staff
Mayor Kasim Reed

James Carter, Esq. '97
Carter & McKee, LLC

The Honorable LaShann DeArcy, Esq. ’00
United States District Court Judge
Eastern District of New York

Dennis S. Ellis, Esq. ’95
Paul Hastings LLP

Josephine Nelson Harriott, Esq. ’07
Howard University Hospital

Charles King, ’96
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The Honorable Gregory W. Meeks, ’78
U.S. Congressman
New York - 6th District

Jack H. Olender, Esq.
Founder & President
Jack H. Olender & Associates

Sheila Harley Washington, Esq.’97
President & Chief Executive Officer
Harley Business Group LLC

The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder, ’59
Distinguished Professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University
Former Governor of Virginia