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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law sponsors the Gillis Long Lecture

Loyola press release - September 9, 1998

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans School of Law will sponsor the "Gillis Long ‘First Monday’ Alliance for Justice Conference" on Monday, October 5, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Gisevius Moot Court, Room 308 on Loyola's Broadway campus, 7214 St. Charles Avenue.

Professor Larry Catá Backer, professor of law and director of the Comparative and International Law Center at the University of Tulsa, will be the featured speaker. He founded the Tulsa University Hispanic Law Students Association after leaving Cuba with his family during Fidel Castro’s takeover. In 1996, he received the Tulsa’s Outstanding Teacher Award and the College of Law’s Professor of the Year award. He teaches basic and comparative corporate law, domestic and international civil procedure, the law of the European Union, and constitutional law. He has written extensively on the law regulating sexual conduct and on welfare law and policy. Backer also has authored numerous books and articles.

Founded in 1914, the Loyola School of Law operates both a day program for full-time students and an evening program for part-time students with a total enrollment of approximately 680 students and 32 full-time faculty members. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the American Bar Association.

The conference is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact Loyola’s law school at 861-5762.