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In honor of Black History Month
Dean Leonard M. Baynes
and the UHLAA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
cordially Invite you to
a lecture and reception featuring


Cheryl L. Wade

Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. John's University

"The Historical Significance of Black Migration, the Search for Work, and the Impact of Corporate Governance"


February 28, 2018

12:00 p.m. Lecture for UH students | Room 144 BLB
Lunch offered for students. RSVP required.

6:30 p.m. Public Lecture | Room 109 BLB
Assistant Professor of Law James Nelson and
A.A. White Professor of Law Ronald Turner

1 hour CLE

University of Houston Law Center
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B

RSVP request by February 26

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Cheryl L. WadeCheryl L. Wade
Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law
St. John's University School of Law

Cheryl L. Wade is the "Dean Harold F. McNiece" Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law. She teaches Issues of Race, Gender and Law, Business Organizations, Corporate Governance and Accountability, and Race and Business. Professor Wade is a member of the American Law Institute, a national organization of prominent judges, lawyers and academics who work to clarify, modernize and reform the law.

Professor Wade has written book chapters and law review articles on securities, education law and the intersection of race and business. She has been invited to present at and write for many symposia including articles published by Boston University Law Review, Tulane Law Review, The Maryland Law Review, The Washington & Lee Law Review, and The Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice. Her articles have been cited in several leading law reviews. One of her articles on education law, When Judges Are Gatekeepers: Democracy, Morality, Status and Empathy in Duty Decisions (Help From Ordinary Citizens) was listed in The National Law Journal's Worth Reading Column. Another article, Corporate Governance as Corporate Social Responsibility: Empathy and Race Discrimination, was excerpted in a text entitled "Corporate Governance: Law, Theory and Policy. Her article, Transforming Discriminatory Corporate Cultures: This is Not Just Women's Work was listed on the Social Science Research Network's Top Ten Download List for Diversity Studies.

Before attending law school, Professor Wade was a teacher of Spanish and bilingual education for the Board of Education of the City of New York. She received a Masters' degree in Spanish from St. John's University where she was installed in Sigma Delta Pi, an honor society for the study of foreign languages.

Professor Wade was awarded a Juris Doctorate with distinction from the Hofstra University School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review. She graduated in the top 2% of her law school class. While a student at Hofstra Law School, Professor Wade received the Law School's Citation of Excellence for Corporation Law Courses and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association's Thurgood Marshall Award.