The Longest Bridge: Reflections on the Fight for Inclusive Democracy
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
The Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is pleased to present the 2021 Constitution Day Lecture with Attorney Debo P. Adegbile: The Longest Bridge: Reflections on the Fight for Inclusive Democracy, on Friday, September 17 at 4 pm.
Debo Adegbile is an experienced civil and voting rights lawyer who has held several leadership roles (including Acting President) with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). He is the Chair of WilmerHale’s antidiscrimination practice and currently serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. While at LDF, he argued two major US Supreme Court voting rights cases: Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, and Shelby County v. Holder.
This lecture, which will be held in Room 282, is in-person for the law school community. Please note that masks will be required and social distancing observed. The lecture will also be offered online for the greater UNH and Concord community. Please register here to view the lecture online.
Our Distinguished Speaker
Debo P. Adegbile is a partner in the government and regulatory litigation group, and Chair of anti-discrimination practice, at WilmerHale, an international law firm. His experience includes commercial, government-facing, and appellate litigation; investigations; and strategic counseling in high-stakes cases. He advises clients concerning congressional inquiries and testimony and has testified before congressional committees on numerous occasions. He previously served as senior counsel to then-U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Sen. Patrick Leahy. He is a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (appointed by President Obama in 2016), a member of the New York University School of Law board of trustees, and chair of Connecticut College’s board of trustees. He earned his JD from NYU School of Law and his BA in government from Connecticut College. In 2021, he was among those recognized as an Inaugural Northeast Trailblazer by The American Lawyer.