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Law theatrical performance features chaotic life of attorney Clarence Darrow

Loyola press release - February 1, 2008

(New Orleans)— Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presents Crimes, Causes, and the Courtroom, a one-man show featuring the legal brilliance and chaotic life of attorney-at-law Clarence Darrow. The performance will be held Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m., in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s Main Campus.

Starring veteran actor Graham Thatcher, Ph.D., this performance offers a spellbinding and realistic character portrait of Darrow, arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the 20th century. Darrow was often called the “Attorney for the Damned” because he fought for the underdog and took on cases thought to be hopeless. Darrow’s career as a criminal defense attorney spanned nearly 60 years. He engaged in arguments about the great issues of his day, i.e., capital punishment, freedom of expression, and civil and human rights.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for the Loyola community. Those interested in receiving 2.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 for professionalism and 1.0 for ethics, will be charged a ticket price of $60. A panel presentation and audience discussion will follow the play, moderated by Loyola professor of law Dane Ciolino, which will include the Hon. Calvin Johnson, D. Majeeda Snead, acting clinical director of the Loyola Law Clinic, and the Hon. Laurie White.

For more information, contact Loyola’s CLE Office at 861-5441 or visit www.law.loyno.edu/cle