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7th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture


Judge Nancy Gertner

Harvard Law


Topic: "Losers Rules: Judicial Repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Ares Auditorium - Room 164

1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719

Reception to follow in the Lewis and Roca Lobby


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This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Priority seating is available for invited guests, and law students with confirmed reservations.


Please join us at the 7th Annual Soll Lecture at the James E. Rogers College of Law.  Retired federal judge and current Harvard Law professor Judge Nancy Gertner will present "Losers' Rules: Judicial Repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."


A graduate of Yale Law School, Judge Gertner was appointed to the federal bench in 1994 by President Clinton. She has written and spoken widely on various legal issues concerning civil rights, civil liberties, employment, criminal justice and procedural issues, throughout the US, Europe and Asia, and has been recognized with numerous awards and honors.


In September of 2011, Judge Gertner retired from the federal bench and became part of the Harvard Law School faculty.  She continues to teach and write about women's issues around the world.


Following the lecture, Arizona Law will honor the state's newest bar members with a special ceremony followed by an informal reception.  Click on the link below to register for the Soll Lecture and/or the celebratory ceremony.




The Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture

Friends and colleagues of the late Darrow K. Soll established this lecture as a memorial to his life's work by creating an endowment at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Through the efforts of Jennifer Simmon Woods and other generous donors, Arizona Law students and members of the larger community will hear from practitioners, scholars, and other distinguished speakers about a variety of criminal justice topics.


More about Darrow K. Soll

Named after the legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow, Darrow K. Soll was  passionately committed to securing justice for the accused.  He was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, in a large and active family.  He served his country in the U.S. Army Ranger Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division, earning numerous military awards for his courage and achievements.


He earned a B.A. degree in Russian from Arizona State University and attended the Norwich University School of Russian Language, where he received the A.S. Pushkin Award for Highest Academic Achievement.


Darrow graduated with honors from Arizona Law in 1992, having served as the Articles Editor and writer for the Arizona Law Review, and was an active member of the law school community.


Over the course of his career, Darrow pursued justice with the law firm of O'Connor Cavanagh, the Arizona Attorney General's Office, the Pima County Public Defender's Office, the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office, and Quarles & Brady LLP. His practice was diverse and included corporations, public officials, law enforcement, professional athletes, and celebrities, in addition to the many "ordinary people" whose  causes he took up as his own.


He was an inquisitive learner and a gifted teacher at the James E. Rogers College of Law where he was a member of the adjunct faculty and shared his talents and skills with countless others as an instructor for continuing legal education and professional development workshops. He wrote numerous newspaper articles and was frequently featured as a legal consultant on MSNBC and CNN.


His life in the law continues to be a source of inspiration and pride for those who were fortunate enough to be his friends and colleagues.


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