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The 2014 J. Byron McCormick Lecture

Olympia Snowe


Title: "Bridging the Divide: What's Gone Wrong in Washington, and How We Can Fix It"

Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

The University of Arizona,

James E. Rogers College of Law


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About the Speaker

The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce that former US Senator Olympia Snowe will deliver the 2014 McCormick Lecture. This event, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs, is free and open to the public.


Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995, and as a U.S. Senator from 1995-2013. In her distinguished career, she served as Chair and then Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship; became the first Republican woman ever to secure a full-term seat on the Senate Finance Committee; the first woman Senator to chair the Subcommittee on Seapower of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees the Navy and Marine Corps; and was a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Snowe built a reputation as one of the Congress' leading centrists, co-chairing the Senate Centrist Coalition from 1999-2006.



The J. Byron McCormick Society

The 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 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. Members of the McCormick Society foster dialogue about the critical issues of our time through this annual public lecture. The Society welcomes membership applications from any interested community member. Please contact The James E. Rogers College of Law Advancement Office at 520-621-8430 for details. For more information about the McCormick Lectures, please click here to visit our website.




Additional Information

We anticipate a large crowd for this event. Our capacity is limited to 300 registrants. The first 100 individuals to register will be seated in the Ares Auditorium, where Senator Snowe will deliver her lecture. The additional 200 people will be seated in adjacent overflow rooms to watch the lecture streamed live.


Please direct questions to Bernadette Wilkinson at or 520-626-1629.


To view other events, visit the College of Law Calendar. For more information about upcoming events at the James E. Rogers College of Law, please contact The Office of Advancement at (520) 621-8430.


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