Although I don't always make the time to attend the wide variety of lectures and other events at the Law School, I am so glad that I did take the time today to attend the Dreyfous Lecture, named in honor and in memory of George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous, civil rights leaders in New Orleans throughout the 20th century. We were very fortunate to have US Attorney General Eric Holder speaking on voting rights. General Holder is a terrific speaker, and he was most gracious (and funny, too!) in answering questions for almost half an hour after his address. It is always so interesting to see the person behind the headlines.
Next up--a panel discussion on career opportunities in criminal law with the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana (TLS '79 alum Jim Letten) and Federal District Judge Lance Africk, among others.