Contact: Edith Sachs, Office of Public Affairs, 212.431.2187, email@example.com
Note: This event will be Webcast live at www.nyls.edu.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
New York Law School, 47 Worth Street (between Church Street and West Broadway), New York, N.Y. 10013
United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be the guest speaker at the 2006 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School. Justice Breyer’s topic is “Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice.”
The Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture Series, established in 2004, has attracted notable and distinguished speakers: Kenneth R. Feinberg, special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, who gave the inaugural lecture, “The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund: Public Law and Private Pain,” and United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who spoke on the topic “Justice—What’s Ahead?”
The lecture series is a tribute to Sidney Shainwald, an impassioned advocate for social justice who worked for Consumers Union from 1937 to 1982. The series honors Mr. Shainwald’s life and work by bringing public interest and consumer advocates together, and is also intended to encourage students to consider public interest work as a viable and exciting career choice.
Live, from www.nyls.edu. Video will subsequently be archived on the Web site.
Via Subway: 1 to Franklin Street; 2, 3, A, C to Chambers Street
Advance registration required for press. Please contact Edith Sachs at 212.431.2187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL:
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the school’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The school is noted for its six academic centers: Justice Action Center, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center on Business Law & Policy, Institute for Information Law and Policy, and the Center for International Law. New York Law School has more than 11,000 graduates and enrolls some 1500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program.