Congressman Bob Goodlatte to Deliver Second Annual Powell Lecture

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia, will deliver the 2nd Annual Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on April 14, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room in Sydney Lewis Hall.

In 2002, the students of Washington and Lee University’s law school founded the Powell Lecture Series in honor of former Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Justice Powell graduated from Washington and Lee in 1929 and from its law school in 1931, and he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972. The students created the lecture series with the aim of bringing preeminent legal scholars, public servants, and practitioners to campus annually to deliver a public lecture. Among the various lectures that occur annually in the law school, the Powell Lecture is unique in that it is entirely student managed. The students decide who to invite, organize and publicize the lecture, and fund the lecture through student activity fees.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who has represented the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia continuously since 1993, will be this year’s presenter. The Congressman is the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Homeland Security. His subcommittee assignments include the Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, and the Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development Subcommittee. Congressman Goodlatte graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree in Government from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Immediately following the address, the Washington and Lee Federalist Society will be hosting a reception on the Law School Patio honoring Congressman Goodlatte.
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