Duquesne University School of Law

Prof. McCants Lewis, law students attend MLK Day prayer breakfast

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Duquesne Law was well represented at Allegheny County Bar Association’s Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on January 16, 2017. Professor Tracey McCants Lewis served as the event’s emcee and introduced its speakers, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Rev. Glenn G. Grayson, the pastor of Wesley Center AME Zion Church and 2017 Drum Major for Justice awardee, as well as members of ACBA’s Homer S. Brown Division, which sponsors the annual program.

McCants Lewis teaches in Duquesne Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and Unemployment Compensation Clinic and focuses her scholarship on critical race theory, feminist legal theory, and the application of legal storytelling in clinical legal education. She is an appointed member of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, among other professional and community roles.

Duquesne’s president, the former law dean Ken Gormley, attended the event again this year, joining the lawyers, judges, elected officials, community leaders, and business owners who make the prayer breakfast an annual tradition. This year, Duquesne undergraduates participated with the group of law students. The 18th event was held at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. 

Faculty Referenced In Article

Ken Gormley, J.D.Duquesne University President and Professor of Law
Tracey McCants Lewis, J.D.Associate Clinical Professor and Pro Bono Program Coordinator