H.Res. 684: Recognizing and honoring Howard University School of Law's 140-year legacy of social justice

H.Res. 684

Recognizing and honoring Howard University School of Law's 140-year legacy of social justice

Date
September 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 684 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI) on July 28, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 684 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes Howard University School of Law's profound achievements and unwavering commitment to social justice for all people;
• "Encourages the continued dedication to the first-rate training of social engineers; and
• "Congratulates Howard University President, Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D., Howard University School of Law Dean, Kurt L. Schmoke, J.D., and the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Howard Law School on the momentous occasion of its 140th anniversary.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, in 1869, Howard Law School is the first law school dedicated to the education of African-Americans.