April 10, 2001 "The Lawyer as Reformer" to be Subject of Panel Discussion on Law Day

Program Is Part of Series on "Representing the Lawyer in American Culture"

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Public Contact: Janice Hyde (202) 707-9836

The Law Library in the Library of Congress and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Public Education will inaugurate a four-part series on "Representing the Lawyer in American Culture" with the panel discussion "The Lawyer as Reformer." The event, on May 1, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The program is part of the Library's annual commemoration of Law Day and is a special initiative on behalf of American Bar Association (ABA) President Martha Barnett. It is supported by the ABA's Leon Jaworski Fund for Public Education.

Bernard Hibbitts, professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and director of the Web site "Jurist: The Law Professors Network," will moderate the program. He will be joined by panelists Maxwell Bloomfield, professor of history and law at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University; Lani Guinier (tentative), professor of law at Harvard Law School; and Ronald Rotunda, Albert Jenner professor of law at the University of Illinois Law School.

The programs in this four-part series will be devoted to an examination of how lawyers are represented in American culture. The May 1 program will focus specifically on how the lawyer has been represented as a reformer.

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