Howard Law Students Receive Prestigious Award

Six Howard law students received the Earl H. Davis Award for their dedication to public service. The awards were presented by the Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation in December.

The award is given each year in memory of Earl H. Davis, a trial lawyer who was an advocate for the underdog and considered a man of “great compassion.” The Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation’s mission is to “counter poverty and violence and to promote education and equal justice.” The award has been supported by the Foundation for over 30 years.

The Howard students honored were Chavez Adams, a 3L who serves as the co-chair of the Howard Law Academy. The Howard Law Academy facilitates workshops for tenth graders at the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, DC.

Third year student Lauren Jackson is president of the Student Bar Association. Before law school, she started IMANEE, an organization that mentored public school girls in New York.

Lakeisha Mays, a second-year student, led a community service effort with the Capital Food Bank to package meals for 2,000 school children.

Jennifer Moore, a third-year student, is a teaching fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. She teaches a constitutional law class at a public high school in the District of Columbia.

Tasherra Newbill (2L) has organized numerous events to educate and bring awareness to the community and also mentors students at the Thurgood Marshall Academy.

Logan Patmon (2L) regularly volunteers with So Others May Eat (SOME) to help feed those in need. His commitments to community also extend to his colleagues at Howard. He hosts programs dealing with stress management and taking exams, and he also offers career advice.

Additionally, among their many other achievements, the six award winners are members of student organizations at Howard and considered leaders among their peers. They are leaders in their hometowns as well, and they are all exceptional students.

Howard Law School dean Danielle Holley-Walker said the six students embody the spirit of Earl Davis’ legacy. “We are very proud of their personal achievements and their commitment to serving the greater interest.”