Transformative People, Transformative Lawyers

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November 19, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School’s Robert Ferguson and former Attorney General of New Jersey Peter Harvey ’82 will host a panel discussion on Nelle Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” from a legal perspective. The talk will address such topics as the influence of literary and legal sources on the book and the legend of protagonist Atticus Finch in the legal profession.

WHAT: “Transformative People, Transformative Lawyers.” Professor Robert Ferguson and Peter Harvey host a panel discussion on “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Free and open to the public.

WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2007, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, Room 102, New York, NY. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.

Robert Ferguson, George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature and Criticism, has written extensively on the intersection of American law, history and literature. Peter Harvey, a member of the Columbia Law School Class of 1982, served as Attorney General of New Jersey from 2003 to 2006 and is now partner at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

“Transformative People, Transformative Lawyers” is part of a month-long series of activities hosted by Columbia University to celebrate “To Kill A Mockingbird” through funding from the National Endowment of the Arts’ The Big Read program. All events are free and open to the public. To read more, please click here.

Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.