April 18, 2002 The Lawyer as Judge" to Be Subject of Law Day Program

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

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The Law Library in the Library of Congress and the American Bar Association (ABA) Division for Public Education will commemorate Law Day with a panel discussion on "The Lawyer as Judge." The event will be held at the Library on Wednesday, May 1, 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 Lawyer as Judge" is the third in the Leon Jaworski Public Program Series on "Representing the Lawyer in American Culture." This year's program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Law Library in cooperation with the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

This program is part of the Library's annual celebration of Law Day and one of the ABA's principal national events for the commemoration of Law Day 2002. The ABA instituted Law Day on May 1 in the late 1950s to draw attention to both the principles and practices of law and justice. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day in 1958.

Marcia Coyle, national bureau chief and U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal, will moderate the program. She will be joined by panelists Christine Corcos, associate professor of law at the Louisiana State University Law Center; Paul Kahn, Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and Humanities at Yale Law School; Steven Lubet, professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law; and Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ABA President Robert Hirshon, Law Librarian of Congress Rubens Medina, and Judge William Sessions, ABA's National Law Day chair, are also scheduled to participate in the event.

The mission of the Law Library is to provide research and legal information to Congress, the federal courts and executive branch agencies, and to offer reference services to the public. It contains the world's largest collection of law books and other resources from all countries and provides digitized information with online databases and guides to legal information worldwide.


PR 02-055
ISSN 0731-3527