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David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice
September 24, 2009 | Noon - 1:20 p.m.
The inaugural David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice, featuring Michael E. Tigar, Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School, was held Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium.
About Professor Tigar
Professor Tigar is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Thinking About Terrorism: The Threat to Civil Liberties in Times of National Emergency, Fighting Injustice, Examining Witnesses (2d ed.), Persuasion: The Litigator's Art, and Law and the Rise of Capitalism (2d ed.). He has also written three plays and dozens of law review articles.
He has argued seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and dozens of federal appeals. Professor Tigar has represented The Washington Post, John Connally, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Scott McClellan, Rep. Ronald Dellums, and Mobil Oil, among others.
Professor Tigar was an associate and partner at Williams & Connolly and partner in his own firm, Tigar & Buffone. Since 1996, he has been associated in law practice with his wife Jane B. Tigar. He has been acting professor of law at UCLA, Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Law at the University of Texas, and holder of an endowed professorship at Washington College of Law, where he is professor emeritus. He has been a visiting professor at the Faculté de droit et des sciences politiques, Université Paul Cezanne, Aix-en-Provence.
He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley.