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Anchor Event: Representing the Despised Client
Please join Maryland Carey Law for our January Anchor Event titled "Representing the Despised Client," with renowned criminal defense attorney and human rights activist Michael Tigar. Prof. Doug Colbert will moderate.

Michael Tigar is a lawyer, human rights activist, author, Emeritus Professor of Law at Duke and American University and law professor at Texas and UCLA law schools. A graduate of Berkely Law School, Tigar has enjoyed a remarkable legal career: first in his class and editor-in-chief of the California Law Review, argued his first (of seven) Supreme Court cases at age 28, an associate and partner at Williams & Connolly, a partner at his own firm, and as a trial and appellate lawyer in 21 states. Professor John Vile listed him one of the 100 “great” lawyers in United States history in his book, Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia (2001). When California Attorneys for Criminal Justice voted for the “Lawyer of the Century,” Tigar finished third in the balloting behind Clarence Darrow and Thurgood Marshall. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan wrote of Tigar’s career that his “tireless striving for justice stretches his arms for perfection." Tigar’s long list of clients include controversial figures like Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Leonard Peltier, Terry Lynn Nichols, Lynne Steward, Senator John Connolly, Congressman Ron Dellums, as well as the lawyers who won the Texas tobacco case and the Washington Post. As a law professor, Tigar worked with clinical students engaged in human rights litigation and African lawyers engaged in the struggle to end racial apartheid, while defending Isabel Letelier and other victims of the Pinochet Chilean repression. Tigar authored or co-authored 15 books, 3 plays and scores of articles and essays.

Jan 23, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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