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Edward L. Barrett Lecture on Constitutional Law: Justice Scott Bales

Thursday, February 24

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The 2011 Edward L. Barrett, Jr., Lecture on Constitutional Law will feature Justice W. Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Justice Scott Bales has served on the Arizona Supreme Court since his 2005 appointment by Gov. Janet Napolitano.  He served in both the public and private legal sector in Arizona, practicing law at two firms and serving as the state's solicitor general from 1999 to 2001 and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1995 to 1999.  

Justice Bales will be delivering a talk entitled, “Two Presidents, Two Inaugurations, and the Course of Freedom.”  The year 2011 will mark significant anniversaries of two presidential inaugurations: Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and John F. Kennedy in 1961.   The inaugural addresses by these Presidents merit revisiting not only for their eloquent perspectives on our nation’s identity, but also for their reminder that our constitutional progress towards liberty and equality has proceeded over a long, contested, and uncertain course.  

The Edward L. Barrett, Jr., Lectureship on Constitutional Law was established in 1986 to mark the retirement of King Hall's founding dean, Edward L. Barrett, Jr., and the Law School's 20th anniversary.

MCLE Credit
This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour, which applies to the elimination of bias credit. The University of California, Davis, School of Law (MCLE Provider #1127) certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Registration for MCLE credit will begin 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

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Parking Information
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For more information, please contact UC Davis School of Law, Offices of External Relations at 530.754.5328.

This event is free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP. 

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