Photo Gallery of the Fourteenth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium

Professor Andrew Gavil, faculty advisor to the Howard Law Journal, convened the Fourteenth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium. Ms. Erica Lamberson, Mr. Michael Nemeroff, and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Burns on stage.
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Ms. Erica Lamberson, granddaughter of Wiley Branton, made remarks on behalf of the Branton family. insert text
Attorney Michael Nemeroff made remarks on behalf of Sidley Austin LLP, one of the major sponsors of the annual Symposium. Attorney Jasmine Ball of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, brought greetings from New York. Debevoise & Plimpton is also a major sponsor of the annual event.
Matthew Burns, editor-in-chief of the Howard Law Journal, welcomed the participants and guests to the program. Howard law professor Ziyad Motala (standing) moderated the morning panel on The Evolution of Protest Speech.
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, research fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, presented his views on the evolution of protest speech. Rachel Levinson-Waldman also presented on the evolution of speech panel. Ms. Waldman is senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice.
Professor Carol Pauli from Texas A&M University School of Law talked about the role of the media during times of protest and conflict.

Members of the Branton family and speakers at the Fourteenth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium. (L to R) Carol Wiley, Erica Lamberson, Beverly Branton Lamberson, Carol Pauli, Erwin Chemerinsky, David Hudson, and Johnita Due.

Members of the Branton family and their invited guests. Howard Law School alumnus John Brittain (l) and keynote speaker Erwin Chemerinsky at the luncheon.
Berkeley Law School dean Erwin Chemerinsky keynoted the Fourteenth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium. Dean Chemerinsky talked in detail about the First Amendment.
  Justin Hansford (l), associate professor and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law, moderated the Chemerinsky keynote and led the audience in a Q&A session afterwards.
   
   
   
Johnita Due (standing) is Vice President & General Counsel of CNN. She spoke about the role of the media in covering government officials, including presidents. Associate Dean Lisa Crooms-Robinson (seated) moderated the panel. David L. Hudson, a First Amendment expert and law professor, discussed the media and how it covers the government and First Amendment issues.
Paul Monteiro, an alumnus of Howard Law School, worked in the Obama Administration for several years. He talked about the role of the media in covering government and government officials.  
 
Howard Law Journal executive editors Tanya Freeman (r) and Matthew Burns thanked, on behalf of the entire editorial board, the participants, guests, Branton family, sponsors, alumni, and the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Law for supporting the 14th Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium.