Biography of John W. Davis, II Before rejoining Howard University by biomaster


									Biography of John W. Davis, II

Before rejoining Howard University’s faculty earlier this year as Adjunct Professor of Communications Law, Attorney John W. Davis, II held positions as: * * * * * Chief Prosecutor and Director of the Major Crimes Unit with the Justice Department in the Virgin Islands with an undefeated trial record; Assistant General Counsel for the Territorial Court of the US Virgin Islands, and court-appointed magistrate for criminal status hearings and mediations; Defense attorney for over 2,000 people facing criminal prosecutions in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, and the Virgin Islands. Vice President of one of the world’s wealthiest private banks; and Legal Counsel for a federal savings bank.

With degrees from Howard in economics and law, Mr. Davis is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Virgin Islands, federal courts and has a Series 7 Investment Securities license. John has demonstrated leadership qualities since high school, as student-body president, Close-Up scholarship winner and champion debater. In 1979 as a sophomore at Howard, he was ranked 10th in the nation and still holds the record as the top debater in Howard’s history. As campaign manager, he led two successive winning campaigns for Howard University Student Association president, twice served as Homecoming Director and was elected Business Manager for his law school class. He is currently the Legal Analyst for ABC7 News, an adjunct professor and consultant to the John H. Johnson School of Communications, the Founder and Director of the recently formed National High School Forensics Institute at Howard University and returns as Head Coach to rebuild Howard’s Debate Team beginning in the Fall of ‘04. A successful trial attorney with seventeen years of exceptional service in law, business and education, John has turned his passion from courtrooms to classrooms. His mission now: “Save lives before they enter the criminal justice system, it’s too late after.”

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