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Murnaghan Annual Lecture Announced: Former U.S. Solicitor General to Speak on

The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr.
Appellate Advocacy Fellowship Presents:
The Third Annual Lecture on Law, Civil Liberties, and Public Policy
Seth P. Waxman – Former U.S. Solicitor General
"Terrorism and the Role of the Courts."
Wednesday, October 19, 2005            6:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland – Center Street Entrance
Free and open to the public.
For more information call 410-625-9409  x 239
Seth Waxman was the 41st Solicitor General of the United States, serving from 1997 through 2001, under President Bill Clinton.  As Solicitor General, Mr. Waxman was in charge of the United States government’s litigation in the Supreme Court.  Before being appointed Solicitor General, he served as Acting Solicitor General, Acting Deputy Attorney General, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General.
Mr. Waxman is considered to be among the country’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates.  Over his career, Seth Waxman has argued more than 30 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and has tried and argued dozens of other high-profile civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts across the country.  Most recently, Mr. Waxman successfully argued the landmark case of Roper v. Simmons, in which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the death penalty for juvenile offenders.
Mr. Waxman is currently a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where he is a co-chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group.  He also serves on the faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center and as chairman of Legal Affairs magazine.
Mr. Waxman is a native of Hartford, Connecticut.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and was a Rockefeller Fellow in Kenya.  He received his law degree from Yale Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  Following graduation, Mr. Waxman served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Gerhard A. Gesell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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