Local Author To Speak At TU Spring Hooding

Monday, April 17, 2000

Published on 4/17/00

Local legal thriller author William Bernhardt will be the speaker for The University of Tulsa College of Law Spring Hooding ceremony. Approximately 140 students will participate in the program.

Hooding will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, located at 403 S. Cincinnati. Following the ceremony there will be a reception at TU’s John Rogers Hall, located at Fourth Place and Florence Avenue.

Bernhardt is perhaps best known for his “Justice” series of courtroom novels featuring attorney Ben Kincaid, with the ninth novel in the series having just been released in February. He is also the author of four other books, numerous short stories and essays and he is currently editing an anthology of short fiction to be published next year. Bernhardt’s books have been translated and published in more than a dozen countries. He has received several awards, including the Outstanding Service to the Public award from the Oklahoma Bar Association, and he was named one of the top twenty young lawyers in the nation by the American Bar Association’s Barrister magazine.

A private institution in Oklahoma with approximately 4,200 students, The University of Tulsa is nationally recognized for its humanities-based undergraduate curriculum, engineering and natural sciences programs, and global initiatives. The university is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.