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Bill Smith Memorial Lecture: Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker

Wednesday, April 11

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
5:00 PM

Judge Vaughn Walker, former Chief Judge of the North District of California and author of the initial opinion striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, will deliver this year's Bill Smith Memorial Lecture.  Proposition 8 sought to ban same-sex marriage in California.  This lecture is sponsored by the Lambda Law Students Association.

This lecture is named for the late Bill F. Smith '98 with the generous support of his family.  At King Hall, Smith was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award.  The lecture honors Smith's memory by presenting cutting-edge issues affecting the LGBT community.


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