Arent Fox’s Stephen Davis Named Missouri Bar 2016 Solomon Civic Virtue Awardee
On January 25, the Missouri Bar recognized Complex Litigation associate Stephen Davis for his outstanding contributions to civic education. Mr. Davis received the Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award for exemplary service to the Missouri “We the People” program.
Since 2001, The Missouri Bar Advisory Committee for Citizenship Education has annually presented the award to individuals who exemplify civic virtue and who have promoted civic virtue among Missouri’s teachers and students. Millie Aulbur, director of Citizenship Education for The Missouri Bar, said the honorees deserved the award for their long-term dedication to the program.
Mr. Davis has served as either chair or vice-chair of the Missouri Bar's Committee on Citizenship Education from 2009-2013, judged the “We the People” state high school competition finals for over 10 years, and been a frequent speaker at many Missouri Bar seminars and conferences teaching constitutional law, including the Voting Rights Act and eminent domain law, to high school social studies teachers. Most recently, Mr. Davis appeared with Chief Judge Catherine Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on a national high school television broadcast on the Voting Rights Act and taught an Election Law and Voting Rights class at Saint Louis University Law School.
The Dr. Warren H. Solomon Award was named for Dr. Warren H. Solomon, a social studies curriculum specialist with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for more than 25 years who worked tirelessly to promote law-related education among Missouri teachers. Solomon was known for his high civic ideals and leadership guided by the best interests of students, and the advisory committee seeks similar traits in award recipients.