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Monday, June 23, 2014

Professor Rachel Anderson to Attend Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

Rachel Anderson is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On June 24, Professor Anderson will attend the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The invitation-only event will take place at the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. 

At the ceremony, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). During the ceremony, the leaders will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, whose leadership within the Civil Rights Movement greatly contributed to the law’s passage. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress’ highest expression of appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions to the nation.

Professor Anderson's research and teaching interests focus on business law, civil and human rights, empirical legal studies, and international law.