March 23 - 25, 2023

Memorial Celebration | Discussion Panel and Reception | Law Review Symposium | Photo Exhibit and Reception
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Cahn Legacy Weekend honors the legacy of the founders of UDC Law’s predecessor school (Antioch School of Law) and uplifts the next generation of justice advocates – our students. The three day weekend begins with a memorial celebration for Edgar S. Cahn on Thursday, a discussion panel and tribute to Jean Camper Cahn on Friday. The UDC Law Review Symposium and the UDC Law Legacy Photo Exhibit and reception will take place on Saturday. All events are free to attend.

Memorial Celebration for Edgar S. Cahn

Thursday, March 23, 2023 
4:00 p.m. 
UDC Theater of the Arts 
The Cahn Family requests that friends, family, former students, colleagues, and others who knew Edgar and Jean send their written remarks, recollections, stories, archival materials, and self-videos to  These will be woven together into a memorial collection following the ceremony.  
R.S.V.P. for the Memorial Celebration | Read the UDC Law tribute to Dr. Cahn

Black Women Leading In Law: A Tribute to Jean Camper Cahn

Friday, March 24, 2023 
6:30 p.m. Pre-Reception
7:00 p.m. Discussion Panel 
8:00 p.m. Dessert Reception featuring Shawn Allen’s Choice Band
Heritage Hall, UDC Student Center 
*Registration is Closed*

Join Dean Twinette Johnson for a discussion on perspectives and leadership of Black women in the Law. The evening’s activities will include a pre-reception and post- reception. The post-reception will feature musical selections by Shawn Allen’s Choice Band. 

Featured Speaker: 
Danielle Conway
Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law

Danielle M. Conway is the Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. A leading expert in procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law, Dean Conway joined Dickinson Law after serving for four years as dean of the University of Maine School of Law and 14 years on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. Dean Conway’s scholarly agenda and speeches have focused on, among other areas, advocating for public education and for actualizing the rights of marginalized groups and promoting systemic equity in legal education and the profession. Under her leadership, Dickinson Law’s Antiracist Development Institute (ADI) was created to facilitate the dismantling of structures that scaffold systemic racial inequality by using a systems design approach focused on implementing antiracist practices, processes, and policies throughout organizations.

Dean Conway is the co-recipient of the inaugural Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Impact Award, which recognized her work in co-curating the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project, a webpage for law deans, faculty, and the public that contains resources and information related to addressing systemic racism in law and legal education. Dean Conway is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the AALS Executive Committee, and a director of the AccessLex Institute.

UDC Law Review Annual Symposium

Saturday, March 25, 2023 
10 a.m.      Dobbs v. Jackson
Noon          Luncheon
1: 00p.m.   Vega v. Tekoh
Moot Court Room, Law School
*Registration is Closed*

UDC Law, a pioneer in clinical legal training, is one of only six Historically Black (HBCU) law schools in the country and the only public law school in the nation’s capital.  Congruent with UDC Law’s mission to provide students with a comprehensive legal education, the Law Review Symposium will assemble notable scholars on March 25, 2023, to discuss some of the recent decisions from the Supreme Court and their impact on the future of the United States.

The Symposium will begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. This year’s Symposium will feature two panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Vega v. Tekoh
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Symposium features speakers representing multiple perspectives of the law, including liberal, non-partisan and conservative views.  we value different opinions and believe the diversity of perspectives will enrich the conversation at this year’s Symposium.  This event includes a catered lunch. 

2023 Law Review Symposium Speakers

UDC Law Legacy Project Photo Exhibit and Reception


Saturday, March 25, 2023 
3:15 p.m. Exhibit and Reception
Moot Court Room, Law School

Take a stroll through memory lane. The UDC Law Legacy Project photo exhibit will feature rarely seen photos by renowned photographer Nancy Shia ’75. The photos capture the first year of UDC Law’s predecessor school (Antioch School of Law). 

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