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40 Years of Civil Rights Advocacy: MLK, Fr. Ted, and Lawyering in the Public Interest

Russell Lovell, Professor Emeritus, Drake Law School, Notre Dame BBA '66

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Notre Dame Law School, 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Russell Lovell will share his journey from growing up in conservative western Nebraska to becoming YR President at Notre Dame and later an Indianapolis legal attorney and NAACP civil rights lawyer, including the catalyst role his Notre Dame experience played in forging his civil rights/public service commitment. Professor Lovell will also relate his efforts to further the Private Attorney General concept, which has proven so critical to the country's civil rights and public interest progress of the past half century, and the role court-awarded attorneys' fees can play in making a living in civil rights and public interest law.