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Federal Public Defender of Oregon Visits Willamette University

The Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at Willamette University presents Steven T. Wax, author of Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror, a Public Defender's Inside Account, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Paulus Great Hall at the College of Law. This event is free and open to the public.

Wax is in his sixth term as the Federal Public Defender of Oregon. A graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Law School, he was a key part of the Brooklyn, N.Y. district attorney's prosecution of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "The Son of Sam." Wax and his team are currently representing seven men held as "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay. He has taught at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, serves as an ethics prosecutor for the Oregon State Bar and lectures throughout the country.

For more information, contact Reyna Meyers with the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at (503) 370-6046.

11-12-2008