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Former ABA committee chair Steve Tober L’74 to speak Oct. 19 for College of Law Convocation Lecture series
Former ABA committee chair Steve Tober L’74 to speak Oct. 19 for College of Law Convocation Lecture seriesOctober 12, 2006Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the College of Law hosts Stephen L. Tober L’74, who served as the 2005-06 chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, speaking on “Law in the Media Mirror: Objects are Closer Than They Appear.” Tober testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of the ABA regarding the nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito. The event takes place at Hendricks Chapel at 11:45 a.m.
Parking is available in University-area pay lots.
Tober’s lecture is part of the College of Law’s 2006-07 Convocation Lecture series, “The Law in the Media Mirror,” which is focusing on the significance and implications of how the legal system is portrayed in the mass media.
“Through our Convocation series, we hope to encourage our students to aspire to the highest levels of scholarly achievement, professionalism and public engagement by exposing them to accomplished presenters and thoughtful perspectives,” says Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa Dolak L’88. “With this and other initiatives, we want our students to recognize they are members of a vital profession with a central societal role.”