For a look at the 10 things dearest to the Hon. Pamila J. Brown, J.D. ’79, the president of the Maryland State Bar Association, see the “Take 10” feature in the Oct. 2 Baltimore Sun.
The occasional series focuses on prominent area residents and the possessions that are important to them (click on the link above to see photos).
From the story:
“While 10 of her favorite items may be depicted here, the Hon. Pamila J. Brown, 61, has one passion that can’t be captured in a photograph.
“‘I love the law. I love the law,’ says the Howard County District Court associate judge and president of the Maryland State Bar Association.
“The crush started in 1970, when Brown was a student at Bel Air High School and attended the trial of H. Rap Brown, the controversial civil rights figure who was then charged with inciting a riot.
“‘I snuck in,’ she said, and witnessed his defense by so-called ‘activist lawyer’ William Kunstler. She became ‘enamored with pursuing the law. I didn’t know of any African-American lawyers or judges [except] Thurgood Marshall. My guidance counselor said, “Oh, you should be a social worker or teacher.” You [got] that sort of feedback then.’
“Brown pursued her passion at the University of Baltimore’s School of Law.
“‘At UB, there were four women of color in my class. By the time, I graduated, I think there were only two,’ she says.”