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					                               Harvard Law School
                        A CELEBRATION OF BLACK ALUMNI
                                           September 16–18, 2005

              Promises to KeeP: Challenges and oPPortunities in the 21st Century

Friday, September 16, 2005


8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.          Registration
                             Pound Hall, 2nd Floor

8:30 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast
                             Jarvis Tent, Jarvis Field

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.        Welcome
                             Neil Brown ’78/’79, Co-Chair, A Celebration of Black Alumni
                             Elizabeth S. Stong ’82, President Harvard Law School Association

                             Plenary Session
                             A Global Commitment: The Power and Influence of HLS Alumni
                             Austin Hall, James Barr Ames Courtroom, 2nd Floor
                                 •	 David L. Lammy ’97, Member of Parliament, Minister for Culture-UK
                                    Government
                                 •	 Raymond J. McGuire ’83, Co-Head Global Investment Banking, Citigroup
                                 •	 Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. ’78, Harvard Law School, Jesse Climenko Professor of
                                    Law & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and
                                    Justice (Moderator)
                                 •	 David A. Thomas, H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business
                                    Administration, Harvard University Graduate School of Business
                                 •	 Deborah C. Wright ’84, Chairman – President & CEO, Carver Bank Corp., Inc.

12:15–2:00 p.m.              Patrons Luncheon
                             Celebration Tent, Holmes Field
                             Sharon E. Jones ’82
                             Co-Chair, A Celebration of Black Alumni

                             Tribute to Hon. George N. Leighton ’43 (’46)
                             David B. Wilkins ’80, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law; Director,
                             Program on the Legal Profession; Director, Center on Lawyers and the
                             Professional Services Industry, Harvard Law School

                             Remarks
                             Hon. George N. Leighton ’43 (’46)
                             Neal & Leroy, of counsel
                             Former US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

                             Introduction of Lawrence H. Summers, 27th President of Harvard University
                             Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. ’78
                             Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Founding and Executive Director, Charles
                             Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
                 Keynote Address
                 Lawrence H. Summers, PhD 1982
                 President, Harvard University

2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break

2:15–3:45 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
                 Promises to Keep: Serving the Public Interest
                 Hauser Hall, Malkin Room 102, 1st Floor
                     •	 Jacqueline A. Berrien ’86, Associate Director – Counsel, NAACP Legal
                         Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
                     •	 Valerie D. Bell ’82, Pro Bono Attorney & Consultant, various not-for profit
                         organizations & initiatives
                     •	 Stephanie K. Bell-Rose ’84, President, The Goldman Sachs Foundation
                         (Moderator)
                     •	 Wilma A. Lewis ’81, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
                     •	 Julieanna L. Richardson ’80, Founder and Executive Director, The
                         HistoryMakers

                 Outside the Box: Transitioning from Legal to Non-Legal Careers
                 Pound Hall, Room 204, 2nd Floor
                    •	 Jon E. Barfield ’77, Chairman and President, The Bartech Group, Inc.
                    •	 Steven B. McKeever ’85, Founder & CEO, Hidden Beach Recordings
                    •	 Don A. Mizell ’75, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Champion Arts/DMA, Inc.
                    •	 Franklin D. Raines ’76, Co-Founder, Revolution Health Group, Washington, D.C.
                    •	 Voltaire Sterling ’05, Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLP, 1st Class Marshal (Class
                        Speaker) & Class Secretary, Class of 2005 (Moderator)
                    •	 Corliss C. Stone-Littles ’82, Founder & CEO of ARP Consulting LLC
                    •	 Malcolm K. Turner ’99, Executive Management Team, OnSport

                 The Cutting Edge: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Fortune 500
                 General Counsel [CLE Credit]
                 Austin Hall, Austin North Classroom, 1st Floor
                    •	 W. Randy Eaddy ’79, Partner, Corporate Department, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
                        (Moderator)
                    •	 James Potter ’82, General Counsel & Secretary, Del Monte Foods
                    •	 Deirdre Stanley ’89, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Thomson
                        Corporation
                    •	 Solomon B. Watson IV, ’71, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The
                        New York Times Company
                    •	 Andrea L. Zopp ’81, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Sears
                        Holdings Corporation

                 Closing the Achievement Gap: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown[CLE Credit]
                 Vorenberg Classroom, Langdell North, 1st Floor
                    •	 Carl G. Cooper ’77, Chief Diversity Officer, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson
                        Graham, LLP
                    •	 Tiffany M. Cooper, Chief Program Officer, BELL (Building Educated Leaders
                        for Life)
                    •	 Ronald F. Ferguson PhD, Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Research
                        Associate in the Weiner Center for Social Policy at the Kennedy School of
                        Government, Harvard University
                               •	 Charles J. Olgetree, Jr.’78, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Founding &
                                  Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice,
                                  Harvard Law School (Moderator)
                               •	 Lisbeth B. Schorr, Director, Project on Effective Interventions at Harvard
                                  University

4:00–5:30 p.m.            Plenary Session
                          HLS Literati
                          A Panel Discussion with HLS Authors (including book signing)
                          Pound Hall, Ropes Gray Room, 2nd Floor
                              •	 Keith O. Boykin ’92, Author & President of the Board, National Black Justice
                                 Coalition
                              •	 Charisse A. Carney-Nunes ’92, Author and Assistant General Counsel, National
                                 Science Foundation
                              •	 Vaughn A. Carney ’71, Author and Chief Counsel, Bombardier Structured
                                 Finance
                              •	 Sheryll D. Cashin ’89, Author and Professor of Law, Georgetown University
                              •	 Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, Author and Professor of Law,
                                 New York Law School
                              •	 Tracy Richelle High ’99, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
                              •	 Millicent Y. Hodge ’87, Author and Former U.S. Presidential Appointee
                              •	 Helen E. Lee ’85, Author and Associate Professor of Fiction Writing, Program in
                                 Writing and Humanistic Studies, MIT
                              •	 Kenneth W. Mack ’91, Author and Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law
                                 School (Moderator)
                              •	 Kieran Batts Morrow ’99, Author and Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP
                              •	 Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. ’78 Author and Jesse Climenko Professor of Law,
                                 Founding & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race &
                                 Justice, Harvard Law School
                              •	 Henry Sanders ’78, Author and Partner, Chestnut Sanders Sanders & Pettaway;
                                 Member, Alabama State Senate

7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.      Celebration Reception
                          Food, Drink, Entertainment & Dancing
                          Imperial Ballroom, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
                          Entertainment provided by
                          Michael Phillips
                          GDO Soul Band with Greg Denard

                          Transportation will be provided from Cambridge to Boston and return.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.       Registration Continues
                          Pound Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00–9:15 a.m.            Breakfast Discussion–The Black Alumni Network
                          Jarvis Tent, Jarvis Field
                          Sharon E. Jones ’82, Neil Brown ’78/’79, Co-Chairs, CBA

9:15–10:15 a.m.           A Conversation with Dean Elena Kagan ’86
                          Austin Hall, James Barr Ames Courtroom, 2nd Floor
10:15–10:30 a.m.        Break

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Plenary Session
                        Lawyers as Leaders: Charting the Course of Corporate America
                        Austin Hall, James Barr Ames Courtroom, 2nd Floor
                            •	 Lloyd C. Blankfein ’78, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Goldman
                               Sachs Group, Inc.
                            •	 Anthony R. Chase ’81, Chairman & CEO, ChaseCom LP
                            •	 Debra L. Lee ’80, President & Chief Executive Officer, BET
                            •	 Adebayo O. Ogunlesi ’79, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Client Officer,
                               Credit Suisse First Boston
                            •	 Clarence Otis, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Darden Restaurants Inc.
                            •	 David B. Wilkins ’80, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law; Director, Program on
                               the Legal Profession; Director, Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services
                               Industry, Harvard Law School (Moderator)

12:00–12:15 p.m.        Break

12:15 p.m.              Harvard Law School Association Award Luncheon
                        Celebrating the Achievements of Black Alumni
                        Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

                        Welcome
                        Neil Brown ’78/’79
                        Co-Chair, A Celebration of Black Alumni

                        Greetings from the HLSA
                        Elizabeth S. Stong ’82
                        President, Harvard Law School Association

                        Reflections
                        Peter C.B. Bynoe ’76
                        Senior Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

                        Presentation of Harvard Law School Association Award
                        Elena Kagan ’86
                        Dean of the Faculty of Law
                        Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

                        Remarks
                        Hon. Barack H. Obama ’91
                        United States Senator for Illinois

2:00 p.m.               Black Alumni Photograph–Another Great Day at Harvard Law School
                        Kumble Plaza

2:30–4:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions
                        International Human Rights: Championing the Cause[CLE Credit]
                        Austin Hall, Austin East Classroom, 1st Floor
                            •	 Arlene S. Brock ’91, National Ombudsman of Bermuda
                            •	 Hope Lewis ’86, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on Human
                                Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law
                                (Moderator)
                            •	 Gay J. McDougall, Executive Director, Global Rights
                 The Beltway and Beyond: Breaking the Glass Ceiling of American Politics
                 Langdell Hall, Langdell South Classroom, 1st Floor
                    •	 Leecia R. Eve ’90, National Advisor for Election Reform, American Democracy
                        Institute and Candidate, New York State Lieutenant Governor (2006)
                    •	 James E. Johnson ’86, Litigation Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Under
                        Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement (1998-2000)
                    •	 David L. Lammy ’97, Member of Parliament, Minister for Culture-UK
                        Government
                    •	 Deval L. Patrick ’82, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts
                    •	 Nancy McCullough ’92, Principal, Law Offices of Nancy McCullough
                        (Moderator)
                    •	 Bruce Spiva ’92, Partner, Tycko, Zavareei & Spiva LLP & Vice Chair, DC Vote

                 The “Real Deal”—Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Large Law Firms [CLE Credit]
                 Austin Hall, Austin West Classroom, 1st Floor
                    •	 Kenneth C. Frazier ’78, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Merck &
                        Co., Inc.
                    •	 Elaine Johnson James ’82, Partner, Edwards & Angell, LLP
                    •	 Sharon E. Jones ’82, President, Jones Diversity Group LLC (Moderator)
                    •	 N. Neville Reid ’87, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
                    •	 Theodore V. Wells, Jr. ’76, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Paul Weiss Rifkind
                        Wharton & Garrison LLP
                    •	 Rowan D. Wilson ’84, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

                 Promises to Keep: Shaping Our Image in Music, Film & Sports
                 Austin Hall, Austin North Classroom, 1st Floor
                    •	 Debra Martin Chase ’81, President & CEO, Martin Chase Productions
                    •	 Frank Cooper III, ’90, Vice President, Promotions, Interactive, & Entertainment
                        Marketing, Pepsi-Cola North America
                    •	 Robert J. Gerrard, Jr. ’77, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Scripps
                        Networks
                    •	 Lisa Jones Johnson ’82, Executive Vice President, Development & Operations,
                        Western International Syndication (Moderator)
                    •	 Douglas I. McHenry ’77, CEO & Partner, Producer, Elephant Walk Productions
                    •	 Kelvin R. Westbrook ’82, President & CEO, Millennium Digital Media

4:15–5:15 p.m.   Plenary Session
                 Harvard Law School Today: The Student Perspective
                 Austin Hall, James Barr Ames Courtroom, 2nd Floor
                 Moderator: Walter J.T. Mosley ’05, Judicial Law Clerk for the
                 Honorable Damon J. Keith, US Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
                 Sponsored by the HLS Black Law Student Association
                     •	 Heather Cannady ’07
                     •	 Byron J. McLain ’06
                     •	 Mandisa S. Price ’06
                     •	 Louis Sterling ’06
                     •	 Delisle G. St. Claire Warden ’06
                         Celebration Dinner & Medal of Freedom Presentation
6:30 p.m.                Cocktails–Jarvis Field Tent,
7:30 p.m.                Dinner–Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

                         Greetings
                         Sharon E. Jones ’82
                         Co-Chair, A Celebration of Black Alumni

                         Invocation
                         Reverend LeRoy Attles, St. Paul AME, Cambridge, MA

                         The HistoryMakers
                         Julieanna Richardson ’80, Founder and Director, TheHistoryMakers

                         Reflections
                         David B. Wilkins ’80, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law; Director, Program on
                         the Legal Profession; Director, Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services
                         Industry, Harvard Law School

                         The Harvard Law School Medal of Freedom Presentation
                         Elena Kagan ’86
                         Dean of the Faculty of Law
                         Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

                         Address
                         Randall M. Robinson ’70, Social Justice Advocate and Author

10:00 p.m.               The Black National Anthem
                         Lawrence Watson, Vocalist
                         Save Ourselves Productions

                         Please join us for after-dinner drinks, dessert
                         and entertainment in the Jarvis Field Tent

Sunday, September 18, 2005

                         Celebration attendees are welcome at the following worship services:
11:00 a.m.               St. Paul AME Church, 85 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge

11:00 a.m.               The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

11:00–2:00 p.m.          Family Gospel Brunch and Closing Remarks—Children Welcome!
                         Celebration Tent, Holmes Field
                         Gospel Performers: The South Central Mass Choir

                         Invocation
                         Minister Darryll M. Maston, International Churches of Christ

                         Closing Remarks
                         Sharon E. Jones ’82, Neil Brown ’78/’79
                         Co-Chairs, A Celebration of Black Alumni

				
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