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Release: Sept. 28, 2001
Civic role of lawyers shapes First Monday program
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- On Monday, Oct. 1, the University of Iowa College of
Law, like other law schools nationwide, will commemorate the day the U.S.
Supreme Court returns to the bench following summer recess with a First Monday
program. The program, "So Goes the Nation: Lawyers and Communities,"
focuses on lawyers' civic roles and on how lawyers canand doempower
their communities. The free, public event takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
in the Fourth Floor Faculty Lounge at the Boyd Law Building.
Invited speakers for this year's First Monday program are local attorneys
Bruce Nestor, president, National Lawyers Guild; Anne Burnside, Human Rights
Investigator, City of Iowa City, formerly with the Free Medical Clinic; and
Wally Taylor, who practices public interest environmental law.
The program's format will allow students and commentators to watch a video
from which the program draws its title and gives the guest speakers opportunities
to comment on the video and their experiences.
First Monday is co-sponsored by the law school's Career Services Office,
the National Lawyer's Guild, and the Equal Justice Foundation.
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 335-9060.