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Law school administrator

Nkechi Taifa, American Law school administrator. Bar: District of Columbia 1985, United States District Court (District of Columbia circuit) 1987, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1993. Recipient Mega Mensch award Motor Voter Coalition, Washington, 1993, Hobson, King, Parks, Douglas, Heutte award Statehood Education Foundation, Washington, 1993; individual artist fellowship District of Columbia Commission Arts & Humanities, 1983.

Background

Taifa, Nkechi was born on December 29, 1954 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Elmo and Josephine (McIntosh) Caldwell.

Education

Bachelor, Howard U., 1977; Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1984.

Career

Elementary school teacher, Watoto School, Washington, 1977-1979; network organizer, Washington Office on Africa, 1980-1983; staff attorney, National Prison Project, Washington, 1984-1987; private practice, Washington, 1987-1989; public policy counsel, Womens' Legal Defense Fund, Washington, 1989-1991; legislation counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, 1991-1995; director public service program School Law, Howard U., Washington, since 1995. Board directors National Conference Black Lawyers, Washington, District of Columbia Prisoner Legal Superior vena cava syndrome.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1985, United States District Court (District of Columbia circuit) 1987, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1993.

Membership

District of Columbia statehood coordinator Leadership Conference Civil Rights, 1992-1994. Organizer Citywide Coalition Against Death Penalty, Washington, 1992. Convenor Coalition for Equitable Sentencing, Washington, 1992-1995.

Member National Conference Black Lawyers (co-chairman section criminal justice, special recognition award 1988), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing children's books, performance poetry, reading.

Connections

Married Kwasi Seitu, August 14, 1993. 1 child, Sermeska Mariama Seitu.

father:
Elmo Caldwell

mother:
Josephine (McIntosh) Caldwell

spouse:
Kwasi Seitu

child:
Sermeska Mariama Seitu Taifa