Media Advisory: UCI Law Presents a Lecture in Public Interest Law by Catherine E. Lhamon


WHAT: UC Irvine School of Law presents the Al Meyerhoff Lecture in Public Interest Law by Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, who will speak on “Civil Rights and Education: Uprooting Discrimination and Delivering Justice.”

This annual lecture series honors the esteemed life and public service of the late Al Meyerhoff, a renowned labor, environmental and civil rights lawyer.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111. Map and directions here.

WHO: Catherine Lhamon is the assistant secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. President Obama nominated her for this position on June 10, 2013, and she was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 1, 2013. Immediately prior to joining the Department, Lhamon was director of impact litigation at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. Before that, she practiced for a decade at the ACLU of Southern California, ultimately as assistant legal director. Earlier in her career, Lhamon was a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center, after clerking for Hon. William A. Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lhamon received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate, and she graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College.

CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

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