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You are cordially invited to

The 2014 Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture
presented by

Scott Turow

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

Friday, April 18, 2014
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

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. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a first-year law student at Harvard Law, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.

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. Full biography »

Reception to follow

1 hour of MCLE credit available

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