Distinguished Law Professor To Speak at Willamette University

Charles J. Ogletree Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University, will present the John C. Paulus Lecture Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Collins Legal Center, Paulus Hall, Room 201, at the Willamette University College of Law, Salem.

His topic is "With Liberty and Justice For All? Reparations and Immigration in America." The event is free and open to the public.

Ogletree earned his master's and bachelor's degrees in political science from Stanford University and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is co-author of the award-winning book, "Beyond the Rodney King Story: An Investigation of Police Conduct in Minority Communities." He regularly contributes to the Harvard Law Review, among other publications.In 2000, the National Law Journal selected Ogletree as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America". He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the People's Lawyer of the Year Award from the National Conference on Black Lawyers, the Man of Vision Award from the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston, and the Albert Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School. Twice during the 2001-02 school year, he visited the University of Oregon as the annual Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics.