One Free Hour of Ethics CLE Credit available at TU College of Law Faculty Showcase Series Event

Monday, November 17, 2008

The University of Tulsa College of Law will continue its Faculty Showcase Series on December 3, 2008, with featured speaker Professor Carrie Basas. Her remarks are titled "Women with Disabilities and the Legal Profession."

The law school is offering one free hour of ethics CLE credit to those attending the event.

"This Faculty Showcase Series continues to be a tremendous success," said Janet Levit, dean of the TU College of Law.  "It’s a service to our alumni and the entire legal community to offer high-quality CLE at no cost. These events are a great way for lawyers in the region to better know our faculty and our law school."

The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. Lunch will be provided with registration.

Basas joined the TU College of Law during the summer as an assistant professor of law who specializes in disability rights, constitutional law, and ethics. Her research interests include disability law, employment discrimination, the legal profession, food and animal law, and feminist legal theory. She has published in Disability Studies Quarterly, The Review of Disability Studies, The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, and The Food and Drug Law Journal. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law and a visiting researcher at The University of Virginia.

In 2001, the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation recognized her for "changing the face of disability" and in 2002, the American Association of People with Disabilities named her as an emerging leader in disability rights. In 1998, she was named a Truman Scholar. She also serves as a Commissioner of the ABA's Commission on Physical and Mental Disability Law.

Practicing lawyers can receive one hour of CLE credit for attending the lecture. All attendees should RSVP to Vicki Jordan at (918) 631-2429 or

The University of Tulsa is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action institution. For EEO/AA information, contact the Office of Human Resources, (918) 631-2616; for disability accommodations, contact Dr. Jane Corso at (918) 631-2315.


Jimmy Hart