2014 Hal Wootten Lecture to be presented by Prof Richard Abel

Event date: 
13 Mar 2014 6:30pm
Venue: 
Law Theatre (G04), Ground floor, UNSW Law Building
Topic: 
"How to be a 'good lawyer': Lessons from the American 'war on terror'"
Speaker: 
Professor Richard Abel
Position: 
Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA
Cost: 
Free

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Join us for the 2014 Hal Wootten Lecture when Professor Richard Abel will deliver the lecture:

"How to be a 'good lawyer': Lessons from the American 'war on terror'"

The American response to the 9/11 attacks has posed the greatest threat to the rule of law in the United States during the last half century. This talk will explore what it has meant to be a “good lawyer” in the “war on terror” by presenting stories of two kinds of lawyers: those who betrayed the rule of law, and those whose experience of injustice inspired them to a courageous defence of the rule of law.

Professor Abel is the Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA.

Thursday 13 March 2014
Law Theatre G04 Law Building, UNSW

Doors will open at 6pm and the lecture will commence at 6.30pm. It will be followed by a cocktail reception.

All welcome however bookings are required. Please bring your ticket to the event.

About the speaker

Richard L. Abel is the Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA. He has written extensively about the legal profession (most recently “Lawyers on Trial” (2010) and “English Lawyers between Market and State” (2003)) and the role of law in the struggle against apartheid (“Politics by Other Means” (1995)). He is writing a book on the defence of the rule of law in the United States in the “war on terror” and conducting empirical research (with two collaborators) on what encourages California law graduates to become and remain public interest lawyers.