The 2023 Parsons Dinner Honors Judge Raymond A. Jackson
The University of Chicago Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) honored Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the Eastern District of Virginia at the annual James B. Parsons Legacy Dinner on Tuesday, February 28. Judge Jackson works with an organization called Just the Beginning, which provides a pipeline for students of color and those from underrepresented communities into legal careers. He has spearheaded a clerkship program aimed at increasing diversity among the clerks of federal judges.
Previous honorees include now-retired Judge Ann Claire Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (honored in 2018); now-retired Judge Bernice Donald of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2019); Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, now Associate Justice for the US Supreme Court (2020), U. W. Clemmon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (retired) (2021); and Judge Eleanor L. Ross of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2022).