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Past Charles Hamilton Houston Award Recipients

Charles Hamilton Houston is considered to be one of the greatest litigators in American history.  Perhaps best known as the dean of the Howard University Law School, he served as professor and mentor to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.  Mr. Houston was also the legal strategist behind Brown v. Board of Education, and was counsel in several precedent-setting Maryland cases regarding the desegregation of schools and other public and private facilities.

The Charles Hamilton Houston Lifetime Achievement Award honors the lifetime career of achievement of a friend of the University of Baltimore School of Law who is not a graduate.  Past recipients include:


The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr.


George L. Russell Jr.


The Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia


Albert D. Brault


William H. Murphy, Jr.