Apr 15 Sat

Sylvania Woods Black Alumni Homecoming - Building on Our Legacy: Expanding Access to Justice and Supporting the Next Generation of Black Lawyers

09:00AM - 05:30PM Washington College of Law - Room NT01
American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) will host this inaugural Black Alumni Homecoming on Saturday April 15, 2023. This event continues the twenty-three year history of honoring AUWCL alumnus Sylvania W. Woods. Black alumni and current students will discuss access to justice, service to the community, and ensuring the success of the next generation of black lawyers. 

Sylvania W. Woods ’60, (1947-1997) former Associate Judge, Prince George’s County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit

Preliminary Schedule 
Saturday, April 15   
9:00am — Continental Breakfast, Warren Lobby
9:45 am — Welcome Remarks, Warren NT01 
10:15am-11:15am — Panel One: The Future of Diversity in the Legal Profession, Warren NT01  
11:15-11:30 am- Break
11:30am- 12:30pm — Panel Two: Public Service and Access to Justice, Warren NT01
12:30-2:00-pm — Luncheon with Keynote Address by Massachusetts State Senator Lydia Edwards '06, Grossman Hall 
2:15-3:30pm — Dean’s Fireside Chat: Pillars of Our Legacy with Jaqueline Jackson '74, Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee (Ret.) '76, and Hon. Reggie B. Walton '74
3:30-5:30pm – Students and Alumni Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony, Founders Lobby and Grossman Hall

Hosted by: Office of the Dean, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity Relations, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Career & Professional Development, and Black Law Students Association (BLSA)



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