WHAT: The 9th Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture at NYU School of Law this year will be given by alumni Connie Rice. Her lecture is entitled, “Lawyers as Catalysts to Build a Just Democracy.”

Connie Rice, a graduate of Harvard College and the NYU School of Law, is the co-director and co-founder of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles. She has successfully litigated major cases involving police misconduct, employment discrimination and fair public resources allocation. The Los Angeles Times identified Rice as one of the 24 leaders considered the “most experienced, civic-minded and thoughtful on the subject of Los Angeles.” California Law Business named Rice one of California’s ten most influential lawyers.

WHEN: Thursday, April 1, 4 PM - Reception to Follow Lecture

WHERE: New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Room 206.

Rose Sheinberg (1904-1988) had two careers, first as a teacher of mathematics in New York City’s public schools and then as a lawyer. Her interest in law was stimulated in part by the witch-hunt of the Papp-Coudert Committee, which threatened all teachers of radical persuasion in the NYC system. To obtain legal training, Sheinberg taught during the day and attended NYU Law School at night. She received her J.D. in 1950. In honor of her courage and commitment, the Rose Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence Program has been established at NYU School of Law.

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