The Black Law Students Association
will kick off Black History Month with a program that features a person who plays a significant role in the history of Delaware law.
Paulette Sullivan Moore, the first African-American woman to pass the Delaware bar exam will speak at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in room 273, known as the clinic courtroom, within the Main Law Building public service wing. It is open to everyone in the law school community.
“She is going to speak about her personal experiences as well as her current career,” BLSA Secretary Ashley Taylor said.
Moore works in Washington, D.C. for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, as the vice president of public policy. Prior to that, she worked with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she guided the legislative and policy priorities. Her approach to domestic violence work reflects her understanding that racial, ethnic, religious, sexual preference, economic and privilege disparities among all people must intersect with solutions for victims of domestic violence. Moore is a leading force on a number of local, regional and national policy initiatives. She has served on the coalition’s Women of Color Task Force, various Delaware State Bar Association committees, the ACLU of Delaware Board of Directors and the Delaware Girls Initiative’s Advisory Board.
She passed the Delaware bar exam in 1977.