University of Pittsburgh

The American Experience Distinguished Lecture by Laurence Leamer

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January 6, 2014

You are invited to lunch with a celebrated historian/author on January 15 if you respond in time.  That is the day the Honors College and the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy are hosting an American Experience Distinguished Lecture by Laurence Leamer, the Best Selling author of "The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption" (2013).  It is the story of two Pittsburgh attorneys whose diligent representation persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a West Virginia case that was tainted by favoritism for a judicial campaign contributor. Those attorneys will be in the audience.  A panel of judicial luminaries following the lecture will discuss the challenge of creating the best means of selecting judges in the states. Read here for more information.  

Mr. Leamer will meet with thirty students at a buffet lunch that day (January 15) to talk about his book in the Babcock Room, 40th Floor of the Cathedral of Leaning.  If you would like to attend this special lunch and will commit to attending the evening lecture as well, please let me know ASAP.  The Honors College will give each of you attending a free copy of "The Price of Justice" so you can read it before meeting Mr. Leamer.

Because the number of positions available for the lunch is very limited, please let me know immediately if you would like to attend. Direct comments and questions to:

Ed McCord, Director, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, at

Best regards,

Ed McCord

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