Prominent Legal Scholar Derrick A. Bell Delivers 13th Annual Donald Smith Distinguished Lecture on Dec. 4

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New York, NY, Dec. 2 -- Derrick A. Bell, noted legal scholar and influential writer on issues of race and civil rights, will deliver the 13th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture at Baruch College. The lecture, titled "21st Century Leadership and the Silent Dogs of Race," takes place at 6 pm at the Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 25th St., 7th floor.

A visiting professor of law at New York University, Bell is the author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well: the Permanence of Race, Racism and American Law and And We Are Not Saved: the Elusive Quest for Social Justice. He was the first African American to be tenured at the Harvard Law School and the former dean of the University of Oregon Law School.

The Smith Distinguished Lecture, now in its 14th year, features scholars and practitioners of education, politics, law, history and race.

DAY: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

TIME: 6 pm

PLACE: Baruch College
The Newman Conference Center
151 E. 25th St.
Room 750

For additional information, contact the lecture chair, Professor Bobbie Pollard at 646.312.1619

Contact: Zane Berzins
(Baruch College)
646-660-6113