10th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference on
African Americans and the Law

April 7 - 8

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year celebrating an important milestone, the conference honors the late Judge Woods, a 1960 WCL alumnus, who practiced law in both the District of Columbia and Maryland, faithfully served his community and his church, and went on to sit on the Fifth District Court of Maryland and, later, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. With special emphasis on the tenth anniversary aspect, the conference will again address -through the participation of practicing lawyers, jurists, alumni, faculty, students, and administrators - matters of law that profoundly affect African Americans and their cultures. The North Star Award, the Rising Star Award, and the Hairston Award will be presented, respectively, to a person from the black community who has done good and done well, a third-year law student, and members of the African-American alumni. Tentatively activities include a salute to African-American women, an opportunity for reunion, a dessert reception, and a silent auction.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services
Contact: Sherry Weaver, Director, Office of Diversity Services,