CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 20, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens, district judge
at UI program Oct. 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice John
Paul Stevens and District Judge John M. Ferren will be at the University of
Iowa Thursday, Oct. 21 for a special program honoring Wiley B. Rutledge, the
only UI College of Law dean to serve on the Supreme Court.
The program, "Justice Wiley B. Rutledge Remembered,"
is the latest in the colleges Richard S. Levitt Distinguished Lecture
Series. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at 4 p.m.
in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. A public reception
will be in the second floor lobby immediately following the lecture.
Ferren of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
is writing a biography of Rutledge. He will speak about the late justices
deanship at the law school, which spanned from 1935 to 1939. Stevens will
give personal reminiscences about Rutledge, for whom he served as law clerk
during the late justices first year on the Supreme Court. Rutledge served
on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1943 until his death in 1949.
The event coincides with homecoming weekend, and former
UI law students of Rutledge have been invited to the Levitt lecture as special
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact the College of Law at (319) 335-9034.