Speaker series to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

October 05, 2007

University Park, Pa. -- Richard Lempert, the Eric Stein distinguished university professor of law and sociology at University of Michigan Law School, will present "Preserving Martin Luther King's Work -- Defending Affirmative Action" at the law school on Friday, Oct. 12.

Lempert's talk is the first in a series of presentations which will be held at the law school throughout this year in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in 333 Beam Building in University Park and be telecast to 143 Advantica Building in Carlisle.

Lempert was an expert witness during the Michigan Law School trial of Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), during which he presented his research on how affirmative action had played out in the case. He is known for his work in evidence and law and sociology. Lempert was the founding director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences, Values and Society Program.

Lempert's talk is being sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee.

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