Jonathan Smith, '84, wins the DC Bar's William Brennan Award
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
Congratulations to Jonathan M. Smith, '84, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, who today was named the 2017 recipient of the DC Bar William J. Brennan Jr. Award "in recognition of Smith’s work toward furthering the public interest and equal justice for all Americans." Before taking his current position, Smith served as Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs at UDC-DCSL after several years serving as chief of the special litigation section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Brennan Award will be presented on June 14 at the Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting at the Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW.
This award to our alumnus and former Associate Dean continues an unprecedented string of honors for UDC Clarke School of Law alumni and faculty. Earlier in the year, Rochanda Highligh-Thomas, '96, the Executive Director of the alumni-founded Advocates for Justice and Education, won the DC Bar Jerrold Scoutt Prize. And less than a week ago it was announced that longtime Professor Joe Tulman, who received his MAT from the Antioch School of Law in 1982, had won the Council on Court Excellence Potter Stewart Award! And just last week, Dean Shelley Broderick was a recipient of the National Bar Assocation's Heman Sweatt Award!
Congrats Jonathan - and Rochanda, Joe and Dean Shelley!