Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Scott Turow

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Reception follows 5:15–6:30 p.m.

“It's Only Words: Writing Novels About the Law”

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of 10 best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the sequel, Innocent, published by Grand Central Publishing in May 2010. His newest novel, Identical, was published by Grand Central Publishing in October 2013. He has also written two non-fiction books about his experiences in the law.

Mr. Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of Dentons (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal), an international law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters.

He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment to recommend reforms to Illinois’ death penalty system, and was the first Chair of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission which was created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in the Illinois State government. He is also President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers, and is currently a Trustee of Amherst College.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP to to ensure a seat.

1 hour of MCLE credit available

The annual Mark P. Robinson Jr. lecture is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law.