The Twelfth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium

Thursday, October 29, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm
Moot Court Room, Houston Hall


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Moot Court Foyer

9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

  • Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean, Howard University School of Law
  • Erica Michelle Lamberson, Granddaughter of Wiley A. Branton
  • Michael A. Nemeroff, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
  • Stanton M.B. Lawyer, Editor-in-Chief, Howard Law Journal

9:30 a.m.
Panel 1: Change Agents in the Community: Precipitating a Paradigm Shift

Moderator: Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Open Society Foundations

  • Mae C. Quinn, Professor of Law and Director, Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic, Washington University School of Law
  • Jasmine Phillips, Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow
  • Erin P. Johnson, Criminal Justice Committee Chair, NAACP Washington, DC Branch
  • Seema Sadanandan, Criminal Justice Director, ACLU for the National Capital Area Q&A

11:00 a.m.
Break – Moot Court Foyer

11:15 a.m.
Keynote Address

Bill Ong Hing
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco and Professor Emeritus, University of California Davis School of Law

12:15 p.m.
Annual Luncheon and Presentation of the Wiley A. Branton Scholar Award
The Dining Hall

1:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Reform from Within: Priorities, Opportunities, and Challenges
Moderator: Adam H. Kurland, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

  • John Felipe Acevedo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Joshua Kaiser, Law and Social Science Fellow at the American Bar Foundation
  • Shari Seidman Diamond, Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University Q&A

3:15 p.m.
Keynote Address
Marilyn Mosby
State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Conclusion of the Twelfth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium

  • Danielle Holley-Walker | Dean, Howard University School of Law
  • Akasha Perez | Executive Solicitations & Submissions Editor, Howard Law Journal

The Twelfth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium is free and open to the public. 
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