Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Speak at Law School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 23, 2012

CONTACT:
Brook Arbeitman
Director of Marketing and Communications
Oklahoma City University School of Law
(405) 208-6300
bbarbeitman@okcu.edu

(OKLAHOMA CITY – April 23, 2012) –Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) will be at Oklahoma City University School of Law on April 24, 2012, providing an opportunity for students across campus to hear from a leader in the law and a pioneer on the high court.

“This is a unique opportunity to hear from a trailblazer,” said Valerie K. Couch, Dean at Oklahoma City University School of Law.  “Not only was Sandra Day O’Connor the first female justice on the Supreme Court, but she is also credited with being an open-minded, wise and moderating voice on the court.  She is a role model for many.  Justice O’Connor has a lifetime of experiences and insight to share with students from all backgrounds and we are delighted to host her at the law school.”

Justice O’Connor will discuss her life, career and her passion for civics education while on the Oklahoma City University campus.  A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is sponsored by Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Bar Association and will take place at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Homsey Family Moot Courtroom at Sarkeys Law Center (NW 23rd & Kentucky).  The event is open to students and the university community.

O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan for the Supreme Court and sworn-in on September 25, 1981.  She served on the high court for 25 years until her retirement in January 2006.  In 2009, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.  That same year O’Connor created iCivics in an effort to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation.  She serves as Chair of the iCivics Board of Directors and is in Oklahoma City promoting iCivics at a number of events tomorrow.

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