Carlton W. Reeves Receives Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law
On April 11, Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi accepted the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.
On the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello presented the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals recognizing achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard. The medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University of Virginia.
In his acceptance speech, Judge Reeves explored the state of diversity in the courts and the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench.
Learn more about Judge Reeves here and watch video of his speech below.
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