Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Pamela S. Karlan

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4:30–5:30 p.m.
EDU 1131 (Directions)

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Pamela Karlan

Pamela S. Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School. A productive scholar and an award-winning teacher, Professor Karlan is also one of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process. She has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service―the department’s highest award for employee performance—as part of the team responsible for implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. Professor Karlan is the co-author of leading casebooks on constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and the law of democracy, as well as numerous scholarly articles. More about Pamela Karlan >

About the 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.

This event is approved for one hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Crissandra Flores at or (949) 824-0941