Posted: March 20th, 2017 | By: Emily Eisert
Retired Professor of Practice Beth Hopkins will be the keynote speaker at Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary’s 22nd Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Kingsmill Resort. The event is sponsored by William & Mary’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA).
In her first job at William & Mary Law, Professor Hopkins worked for the late Oliver Hill, a prominent civil rights attorney who fought racial discrimination and helped end the “separate but equal” doctrine.
The Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch, according to the law school’s website, is a celebration of the diligent and groundbreaking work of the legendary Oliver Hill. Along with acknowledgment of his legacy at the banquet, BLSA hopes to provide a discussion on historical and modern issues facing the African-American community.
Professor Hopkins was the former Director of Outreach for Wake Forest Law. In her more than 30 years in higher education, she was a Professor of Practice of Law and taught a business drafting course as well as classes in the History Department and in the American Ethnic Studies Program for the College. Professor Hopkins earned her bachelor of arts degree from Wake Forest University and her Juris Doctor degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.
To learn more, or to RSVP and purchase ticket(s), visit William & Mary School of Law’s website. All proceeds directly support William & Mary Law’s BLSA members through community service and outreach projects, sponsorship of their Annual Symposium on Race and the Law and more.