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2018-2019 Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship in Legal Ethics Lecture

“Prosecutorial Ethics in Current Times”


Angela J. Davis
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Wednesday, April 3 | noon-1 p.m. | Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308



ANGELA J. DAVIS is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. She previously served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition and is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Professor Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press 2007), has co-edited numerous books, and has published articles in the Michigan, Iowa, Fordham and Hofstra Law Reviews.

Professor Davis is a member of the board of trustees of the Frederick Douglas Jordan Scholarship Board, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Sentencing Project.  She was a reporter for the ABA Justice Kennedy Commission and a member of the ABA Commission for Effective Criminal Sanctions. She also served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Vera Institute of Justice Prosecution and Racial Justice Program. Professor Davis teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice.

THE HOWARD LICHTENSTEIN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP was established in 1989 to remember Howard Lichtenstein, an outstanding lawyer with a genuine interest in legal education and the training and development of young lawyers. During his 44 years of practice, his primary concentration was in the field of labor law. As a senior partner at the law firm Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn (now known as Proskauer Rose LLP), he was considered an authority on administrative law. In addition, Mr. Lichtenstein was a strong advocate for improving the teaching of legal ethics.

The professorship is currently held by Ellen Yaroshefsky.

For more information, please contact the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics: Debbie Grattan, Legal Ethics Coordinator, 516-463-5748 or

Wednesday, April 03, 2019



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Debbie Grattan

Phone: 516-463-5748
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