Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Sherrilyn Ifill

“4-4: Lessons from the 1954-55 Supreme Court Term on the Consequences of a Divided Court”

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
4:30–5:30 p.m.
MPAA 430 (Directions)

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Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill is President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). Ms. Ifill first served with LDF as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union after graduating from New York University School of Law, and then as assistant counsel in the New York office where she litigated voting right cases. Among her successful litigation was the landmark Voting Rights Act Case Houston Lawyers’ Association vs. Attorney General of Texas, in which the Supreme Court held that judicial elections are covered by the provisions of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. More about Sherrilyn Ifill »

About the Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law

This annual lecture series commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan. Past Lecturers >

This event is approved for one hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Crissandra Flores at or (949) 824-0941