DU Alumnus Judge Carl E. Stewart will be the Guest Lecturer at Howard University Law School on Today

Judge Carl E. Stewart Chief Judge United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge Carl Stewart will have the honor of giving one of the lectures for the Eleventh Annual James M. Nabrit Jr., Lecture Series at Howard University Law School.

This lecture series honors James M. Nabrit, Jr., who was considered one of the leading constitutional and civil rights lawyers of his generation. Mr. Nabrit was dean of Howard University School of Law and Howard University’s second black president.

He represented the United States as a Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations in 1966. This annual lecture is sponsored by Howard University School of Law and K & L Gates LLP. The lecture series is always a very special event at Howard Law School.

Honorable Carl E. Stewart was appointed on May 9, 1994 by President William J. Clinton to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He became Chief Judge of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 1, 2012. The Fifth Circuit encompasses, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana and is located in New Orleans. He is a charter member of the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter of American Inns of Court in Shreveport.

He serves as President of the American Inns of Court Foundation. He is a member of the American, National, Federal, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations, and the Federal Judges Association. He is a past chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Chief Judge Stewart is a member of the National Bar Association Judicial Council and the Just the Beginning Foundation of African-American Federal Judges. Chief Judge Stewart serves on the Centenary College Board of Trustees.

He holds Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, Mississippi College School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Suffolk University School of Law. He received his B.A. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Dillard University in 1971 and his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in New Orleans in 1974. He is a frequent speaker and volunteer in Caddo-Bossier area schools and universities. He has received several commemoratives and awards as a result of his civic and community involvement.

The lecture will take place at 12:30pm in the Moot Court Room.


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