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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Presents the 24th Annual Brendan Brown Lecture

Loyola press release - March 31, 2017

The faculty and deans of the Loyola University College of Law host next week the 24th Annual Brendan Brown lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the law school, located at 526 Pine St. in Room 308. The featured speaker this year is Loyola alumnus Mark Surprenant, who will give a talk entitled “Follow the Natural Law – Provide Access to Justice, Improve Someone Else’s Life (and Your Own).” A reception will follow in the 4th Floor Faculty Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Mark Surprenant is a 1977 alumnus of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and is an associate partner at Adams and Reese. Surprenant serves as team leader of the Agricultural and Chemicals team and also as the firm’s Pro Bono Paladin. Surprenant, who served as president of the New Orleans Bar Association in 2013-2014, is presently the President of the Louisiana Judge and Lawyers Assistance Program and is also a member of the newly formed Louisiana Access to Justice Commission. Since the beginning of his career, Surprenant has displayed an abiding dedication to community service and has created both the Adams and Reese corporate philanthropy program and the firm’s pro bono program.

The Brendan Brown Natural Law Institute was established through the generosity of the late Brendan Brown, a former faculty member of the College of Law. The institute sponsors a major annual lecture, colloquia and other scholarly activities in keeping with Brown’s love of natural law and scholarly discourse.