Columbia At The ABA Annual Meeting

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Aug 7, 2008 (NEW YORK) – U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a former Columbia Law School Lecturer-In-Law, will speak at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association which convened today in New York City. In addition, Law School graduate Mary Jo White will be honored during the meeting.
Mukasey will address the assembled ABA delegates in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York on Tuesday, August 12th. Mukasey, a former U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, had taught Trial Practice as a Lecturer-In-Law at Columbia Law School every spring since 1993 to rave reviews from students.
On October 2, Mukasey will return to the Law School to deliver its annual Harold Leventhal Memorial Lecture. The 2007 speaker was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Mary Jo White, who graduated from Columbia Law School in 1974 and is now a partner at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, and who was the first woman U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York is being honored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She is one of two women who will receive the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award at a luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel on Sunday, August 10.
The Law School is hosting an alumni reception for ABA attendees at the St. Regis Hotel on Sunday, August 8.
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