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Affirmative Action topic of law school lecture

Loyola press release - March 21, 2000

(New Orleans)—The Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, in conjunction with the Louis Westerfield Legal Society, presents the 2000 spring lecture featuring Jack Greenberg. Greenberg addresses "Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the New Millennium" at noon on Friday, March 31, in the Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr., Moot Court Room 308. A reception will follow immediately after in the Greenville Hall parlour. The law school and Greenville Hall are located at 7214 St.Charles Ave.

Greenberg is a professor of law at Columbia University. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court in 40 cases, including Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, a landmark decision which declared "separate but equal" unconstitutional. Greenberg served as assistant council for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1949-61 and was awarded the American Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Award in 1996. His teaching interests include constitutional, civil rights, and human rights law, civil procedure, and South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution. He is the author of several articles and books, the most recent of which was Crusaders in the Courts: How a dedicated Band Of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution (1994).

For more information, contact Lola Davis at (504) 861-5553.