The J. Byron McCormick Lecture
UA Law | Video Archive | 2005-06 McCormick Lecture  

DATE/Time: Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:00am

Topic: “What It Means To Be A Lawyer: Professionalism In 21st Century America”

John L. McGoldrick Executive Vice President Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company. John McGoldrick is Executive Vice President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He is General Counsel, is Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, has headed the medical device group, and is responsible for public policy and philanthropy.

Location: Ares Auditorium Room 146. This event was streamed live on the internet.

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Additional Information

He leads the company’s far-reaching $150 million fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, including its recent Pediatric AIDS Corps initiative. He has chaired the HIV Accelerating Access Initiative of five UN-led international agencies and eight pharmaceutical companies. He is a director of Zimmer Holdings, the leading orthopedics company, and for 25 years of New Jersey Transit, among the nation’s largest rail and bus companies. Previously, he was a trial and appellate lawyer at McCarter & English. He has been elected to membership in: the American Law Institute, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Association of General Counsel. He serves on various non-profit boards and with the Aspen Institute on the World Economy, the World Economic Forum, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He was graduated from Harvard and the Harvard Law School.

About the Annual MCcormick Lecture

Thc J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick who served the State of Arizona with great distinction as President of the University of Arizona, as Dean of the University's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents.


The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West. Since 1915, the College has educated many of Arizona’s most distinguished judges and lawyers; its graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas both in the state and nationwide.

The College is singularly committed to first-rate teaching, research, and service to the public and legal profession. Our size – a total student body of about 500 – fosters close interaction and a high level of intellectual engagement among students and faculty.

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