White House and DOJ Champions of Change to Broadcast in John Rogers Hall

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The University of Tulsa College of Law will be hosting an online video conversation with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and 16 public service "Champions" on Thursday, October 13, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the Pit in John Rogers Hall. All TU Law students are encouraged to attend.

During the event, students will learn about the Champions’ work, and Attorney General Holder and the Champions will answer questions submitted by students throughout the nation about how to use their legal training to help people obtain equal access to the justice system.

The event is a product of the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice. This national, on-line conversation among law students and faculty, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Holder attempts to prompt future agents of legal change talking about what attorneys can do to foster justice.

Among the 16 Champions of Change joining Holder will be David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works in Washington, D.C.; Lillian Johnson, Executive Director of Community Legal Service in Phoenix, AZ; Jo-Ann Wallace, President/CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington, D.C.; and Brad Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, WA.

As stated in a joint letter from the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice, these 16 people "champion change by helping poor people access health care, assisting consumers struggling with foreclosure, representing children in detention, and ensuring that victims of the Gulf Coast oil disaster get their fair share."

TU College of Law Vice Dean and Professor of Law Gary Allison will coordinate the event in John Rogers Hall.

For more information about Champions of Change, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions. For more information about the October 13 event at John Rogers Hall, please contact the TU College of Law Professional Development Office at 918-631-2430.

Scott Been