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NACDL News: Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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On October 28, NACDL presented Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. NACDL President Rick Jones presented the award at NACDL’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Photo by Koichi Take
Rick Jones (right) and Charles Ogletree

For more than three decades, Ogletree has lived his commitment to civil rights and to upholding the Constitution through his work as a public defender, educator, and prominent legal theorist. Ogletree is currently a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where he began his tenure in 1984. In this role, he notably mentored former President Barack Obama and taught former First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2005, Ogletree founded the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, addressing contemporary challenges in America’s multiracial society. Prior to becoming a professor at Harvard, Og

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