Professor Omari Simmons participates in 27th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference

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Professor Omari Simmons

Professor Omari Simmons served as a panelist for the 27 Annual Sadie T.M Alexander Commemorative Conference, hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at University of Pennsylvania Law School on Saturday, Jan. 24.

The theme of this year’s conference was, “The Voting Rights Act: 50 Years Later.” Panelists and speakers investigated the minorities franchise in American society by taking a critical look into progress since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Professor Simmons served as a panelist on the topic of “Life After Big Law: Navigating the Non-Corporate Career Path.” Other speakers on the panel included Wendy White, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine; Sozi Tulante, Assistant U.S Attorney; Anthony Noble, Manager, Property Partners Group; Nina King, Deputy Athletic Director, Duke University; and Joseph Cohn, Policy Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Professor Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and higher education policy.  His recent articles have appeared in the Notre Dame Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Arizona State Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, among others.  Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.  Immediately after law school, he clerked for the Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.