On Passion and IntegrityPrinter Friendly Version
At their annual gala, the Black Allied Law Students Association honored Debo Adegbile ’94 and Suzette Malveaux ’94.
Adegbile, an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund attorney for more than a decade, is a partner at WilmerHale. Malveaux is a professor at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law who worked on the largest employment discrimination class action in US history, Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes (2011).
In their remarks, the honorees discussed challenges in the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act passed. “What I know is that in every fight in which I’ve been engaged, I have been committed to maintaining my integrity and defining success by standing for something,” said Adegbile. Malveaux advised the audience to “lead with your heart, not just your head.”