WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 11, 2020) — Howard University School of Law welcomes Tiffany Wright and Ed Williams as adjunct professors and supervising attorneys for the Howard University Civil Rights Clinic. Wright and Williams will bring their experience litigating civil rights and appellate cases to the Civil Rights Clinic where students will work on cases before various courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Clinic students will work in teams to draft amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and other courts of appeal, participate in an intra-clinic moot court program, and engage in public education on important civil rights issues. The Clinic is partnering with The Appellate Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering law students of color to thrive in the appellate field.
Wright is a senior associate in the D.C. Office of Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP, where she represents clients in high stakes appellate and complex litigation. She graduated magna cum laudefrom the Georgetown University Law Center, and subsequently served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court, the Hon. David Tatel on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Hon. Royce Lamberth on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Wright has maintained an active civil rights practice, including representing a Texas prisoner in a case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to abolish or recalibrate the doctrine of qualified immunity.
Williams is a senior associate in the D.C. Office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP where he represents clients in complex litigation, including appellate litigation, and internal investigations. He graduated magna cum laudefrom the Georgetown University Law Center, and subsequently served as law clerk to the Hon. Patricia Millett on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Hon. Richard Roberts (Retired) of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Williams has represented litigants in civil rights cases, including on appeal, and is currently representing detainees at the Prince George’s County Jail in COVID-19 litigation in partnership with the Civil Rights Corps.
The Civil Rights Clinic is partnering with The Appellate Project, a nonprofit organization launching in Fall 2020. The Appellate Project provides law students of color with appellate-focused resources, including substantive skill-building opportunities, access to appellate networks, mentorship, and clerkship guidance.