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2020 Distinguished Higgins Lecturer Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith

Date: 5:30pm PDT March 31 Location: Law Campus

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A conversation with Chief Judge Smith:  Reflections on the Judiciary and the Rule of Law


About the Higgins Distinguished Visitor

The Higgins Distinguished Visitor is endowed by a grant from the Lorene Sails Higgins Charitable Trust. The program was designed to provide an opportunity for Lewis & Clark faculty and students and the Portland community to learn from and interact with leading legal scholars from around the world. 

About the Speaker

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Law), Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith is one of only five judges in the history of the federal judiciary to have served both as a chief district judge and as chief of the circuit.

Smith serves as a member of the Judicial Conference (the policy-making body of the Federal judiciary) and is chair of the Penn State Law Board of Advisors. He is an adjunct professor at Penn State Law where he teaches a seminar in class actions.

CLE Credit: This program has applied for one General MCLE Credit through the Oregon State Bar.

RSVP: Please RSVP here no later than March 20, 2020.

Transportation: Limited paid parking will be available on campus. Public transportation is encouraged.

Dress Code:
The dress code is business casual/business standard.

Contact: For more information, please contact Kerry Rowand at 503-768-6912 or 

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