1957 Pitt Law School Graduates Thornburgh, Bell, and Rubash to Give Presentation During Law Alumni Reunion Weekend Sept. 28-29

Issue Date: 
September 24, 2007

Program titled “Ethical Challenges Facing Attorneys and Law Schools: The View from 50 Years in the Legal Profession


      Derrick Bell 

Dick Thornburgh, Derrick Bell, and Norman Rubash, three distinguished graduates from the Pitt School of Law’s Class of 1957, will present a program from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Barco Law Building’s Teplitz Memorial Courtroom as part of the Law Alumni Reunion Weekend, to be held Sept. 28-29.

The program, eligible for two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, is titled “Ethical Challenges Facing Attorneys and Law Schools: The view from 50 years in the legal profession.” The speakers, whose paths led to careers in legal education, politics, and business, will offer perspectives on this topic informed by their combined 150 years in the legal profession.

The program is free; for those seeking CLE credit but not attending the reunion, there is a $25 fee, payable at the door. Preregister for CLE credit at 412-648-1305.

A former governor of Pennsylvania, attorney general of the United States, and under secretary general of the United Nations, Thornburgh is of counsel at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. Bell is a lawyer, teacher, activist, scholar, and author of several books, including Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth (Bloomsbury Books, 2002). Rubash is the retired international executive vice president of Amoco Corporation.

Other reunion events include a Friday evening reception, Saturday luncheon, afternoon outing at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the evening reunion dinner. Bell and U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (LAW ’62) will be honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards at the dinner to be held at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall’s Connelly Ballroom.

For a complete list of events and times, visit www.law.pitt.edu/alumni/reunions/invitation2007.php.