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Law clinic director honored by NAACP

January 25, 2013

William P. Quigley, J.D. ’77, professor and director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will be honored for his work in several voting rights cases around the state.

Quigley will receive the Emmitt J. Douglas Memorial Award from the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP at Southern University Law School in Baton Rouge Jan. 26. The award is the highest internal honor given to NAACP members within Louisiana.

Quigley was part of several legal teams that have been counsel in voting rights challenges for the reapportioning of voting boundaries throughout the state, including Orleans, Plaquemines, East Carroll, East Feliciana, St. Tammany, Pointe Coupee, Madison and Washington Parishes.

The challenges cover voting in the U.S. Congress, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Senate and the Louisiana House of Representatives.

“I am honored to receive this award from the NAACP. These challenges to political boundaries are for the benefit of African-American voters in Louisiana, which will allow them more opportunity to elect officials of their choice,” said Quigley.

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