Current and Former U.S. Attorneys will visit The University of Alabama School of Law March 2 to discuss the role lawyers play in government.
The symposium, “The Role of Lawyers in Good Government,” will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the McMillan Lecture Hall in Room 287. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here.
“Lawyers play an essential role in our government.,” said Joyce White Vance, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Law and a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. “Although we are used to thinking of them in key roles in the Justice Department, they also play leadership roles in investigative and other executive branch agencies and contribute to major policy decisions.”
The symposium will consist of three panels. First, current U.S. Attorneys will discuss their role as the chief federal law enforcement official in their respective districts. Second, a panel of former government lawyers will explore their roles in law enforcement and cabinet level agencies. And finally, lawyers and legal experts will examine the role that U.S. Attorneys played in shaping criminal justice policy.
The symposium will feature: