In Memory of Ezekiel Webber
Ezekiel “Zeke” Webber, one of the most active student at UCLA Law and a member of the School’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, passed away in 2004. During his two years at UCLA Law, Zeke contributed so much to the law school community and to the Williams Institute.
In 2003, Zeke was awarded a Williams Institute Summer Fellowship to do LGBT legal rights work with the ACLU of Southern California. An Eagle Scout himself, Zeke worked on cases related to the Boy Scouts’ denial of membership to gay scouts. He also worked on a lawsuit against a city that had refused to issue a permit for an LGBT Pride parade and on issues related to promoting diversity education in public schools. Zeke also served as the Managing Editor of the Dukeminier Awards law journal from 2002-2004, putting in countless hours to publish the journal’s first three volumes. Before his passing, he was selected to serve as the Editor-in-Chief. Zeke was also instrumental in creating the Williams Institute annual moot court competition focused on sexual orientation and gender identity law issues.
A memorial service for Zeke was held on May 10, 2004 in the Library Tower at the UCLA School of Law.
Ezekiel Webber Memorial Fund at UCLA School of Law
The Ezekiel Webber Memorial Fund allows other students to pursue Zeke’s passions, advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and for civil rights more generally. To contribute to the fund, you can write a check to the “UCLA Foundation/Law/Webber Memorial Fund”. The check can be mailed to:
The Ezekiel Webber Memorial Fund
The Williams Institute
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
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Ezekiel Webber Memorial Website
Paul Webber, Zeke’s father, has set up a memorial site for Zeke. He invites all to join and participate in the remembrances of Ezekiel. To join, please visit: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tigger/