Incoming Washburn Law Students to Visit Brown v. Board; meet Brown III attorney

First-year law students from Washburn University School of Law will learn about the vital roles played by Washburn Law graduates as they tour the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site on Aug. 16 from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. The law school has a strong connection with the Brown case, which led to the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision ending segregation in 1954.

The site’s historian, Thom Rosenblum, will introduce the speaker, Charles Scott Jr. Rosenblum is writing a book about the three generations of Scott family lawyers, all of whom graduated from Washburn Law. Scott was an attorney in the Brown III case; his father was an attorney in the original Brown case; and his grandfather was an attorney whose efforts to end discrimination helped lay the groundwork for the historic decision. The presentation Tuesday is one of many “First Week” activities for incoming students at the law school.