Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law

This annual lecture series commemorates the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer who brought a landmark case to stop sweatshop conditions for 30,000 workers on the Pacific island of Saipan.

  • Feb. 23, 2015: Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education
  • Feb. 20, 2014: Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence Biele Professor of Law at Harvard University, and co-faculty leader of the Harvard Law School Program on Law and History, on “Remembering the Civil Rights Movement, Fifty Years On.”
  • Oct. 16, 2012: Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, on
    “Confronting Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment in America.”
  • Feb. 15, 2012: Charles Ogletree, Jr., founder of Harvard Law School's Houston Institute for Race and Justice, on “President Obama’s Election and Pursuit of a Post Racial America.”
  • October 14, 2010: Connie Rice, Esq., noted civil rights attorney, on “2010 A Freedom Odyssey: Achieving King’s Mandate for 'Radical Reconstruction of Society Through Law.’”