Feb. 2, 2004
12:15 - 3:15 p.m.; Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106
Welcome to Columbia Law School
Dean David Leebron, Columbia Law School
Elaine Jones, President, NAACP LDF
Theodore M. Shaw '79, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP LDF
Mrs. Thurgood Marshall
The Lawyers Who Tried and Argued Brown
Synopsis: Participants are lawyers who argued Brown v. Board, and consolidated cases, in the Supreme Court of the United States, tried one or more of the cases in trial courts and/or made significant contributions to the briefs.
Address: Brown v. Board of Education: Its Origins, Its Promise, An Evaluation.
Honorable Robert L. Carter '41 LLM
Judge Carter argued Brown v. Board of Education (one of the cases constituting Brown) in the Supreme Court of the United States and was trial counsel in the following School Segregation Cases that were part of Brown: Briggs v. Elliott (Clarendon County, South Carolina); Davis v. School Board (Prince Edward County, Virginia); and Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas). He was on the briefs in all of the cases that were part of Brown.
Professor Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School (Chair)
William T. Coleman, Jr. (did not attend)
Professor Jack Greenberg '48
Honorable Constance Baker Motley* '46
Honorable Louis H. Pollak
Honorable Jack B. Weinstein '48
*Will participate via video conference.
Professor Greenberg argued Gebhart v. Belton (Delaware), one of the cases constituting Brown in the Supreme Court of the United States and was trial counsel in the following cases that were part of Brown: Gebhart v. Belton (Delaware) and Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas). He was on the briefs in all of the cases that were part of Brown.
William T. Coleman, Jr., Oliver Hill, Judges Constance Baker Motley, Louis H. Pollak and Jack B. Weinstein were on the briefs in all of the cases that were part of Brown.
Clockwise from top left: Louis H. Pollak, Jack Greenberg, Robert L. Carter, and Jack B.Weinstein.
(Photo Credit: Dustin Ross)
Brown v. Board of Ed. Links:
Inaugural Event: The Lawyers Who Argued Brown (Feb. 2, 2004)
Address by Former U.S. President William J. Clinton (Feb.10, 2004)
America Before Brown (Feb. 24, 2004)
The Mystery of Brown (March 25, 2004)
Equality (April 1, 2004)
Fairness and Equality in Criminal Justice (April 14, 2004)
Brown and the Law of Other Nations (Oct. 21, 2004)