About The RHB Center
Established in 1999 by Professor Janice D.
Villiers, the late Judge Philip D. Roache and Justice Patricia
P. Satterfield, The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and
Economic Development is the Law School’s oldest academic center. In
name, vision and mission, The RHB Center honors the memory of
Ronald H. Brown ’70, a Law School alumnus who served as the first
African American Secretary of Commerce and the first African
American Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Through The RHB Center and its official student publication, the
Civil Rights and Economic Development, the Law School
steadfastly pursues its commitment to exploring, investigating, and
providing a forum for discussing pressing issues of racial, social
and economic justice. A national leader on issues of racial and
ethnic diversity, The RHB Center offers cutting-edge academic
events as well as signature
pipeline programs, such as the award-winning
Prep Program for College Students, designed to increase
diversity in the legal profession, the legal academy, and higher
In collaboration with The RHB Center and its
affiliated faculty, the Law School offers a
range of courses that deepen students’ awareness of, and
develop their ability to redress, injustices and inequities in
their local, national and global communities.
For more information about The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil
Rights and Economic Development, please
contact us. To support the Center and its initiatives, please
visit the Law School's online giving page or
contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at email@example.com
or (718) 990-5792.