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ABA President-elect Deborah Enix-Ross to Speak on MLK Day

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, W&L Law will welcome American Bar Association President-elect Deborah Enix-Ross for a talk entitled “Undeterred Dreams.”

Enix-Ross will appear via Zoom at 3 p.m. on Jan. 17.* To join the presentation on Zoom, register here: go.wlu.edu/mlk22enixross.

Enix-Ross is a senior adviser to the International Dispute Resolution Group of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. In August 2022, she will become president of the ABA, the world’s largest voluntary association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals.

Enix-Ross served as chair of the ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates and as chair of the ABA Center for Human Rights. As chair of the ABA International Law Section, she co-founded the Women’s Interest Network and worked with the International Bar Association to create its Women’s Interest Group. She also led an international legal exchange delegation to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana, where she delivered an address commemorating the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.

Enix-Ross joined Debevoise & Plimpton in 2002. Previously, she served as senior legal officer with the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva, Switzerland. She also was a director of international litigation with Price Waterhouse and the American representative to the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration.

Enix-Ross earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Miami and J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She also received a diploma in comparative law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law of Columbia University and a certificate in international law from the London School of Economics.

This presentation is part of W&L’s MLK Day celebration, which kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 16. See the full slate of events here: https://my.wlu.edu/office-of-inclusion-and-engagement/programs-and-events/martin-luther-king-jr-birthday-celebration.

*Updated to reflect that the event is now all virtual. There will be no gathering in the Millhiser Moot Court Room.