The 11th annual Attorney General Robert Abrams Public Service Lecture at New York University School of Law will be delivered by United States Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado on Monday, January 14, 2008.
The event, from 6:00-to7:00 p.m., will be held in the Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. A reception follows. The New York University School of Law and the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program are the sponsors of the lecture.
Each year, a prominent public figure who has performed exemplary public service addresses the students, faculty, alumni and friends of New York University School of Law. This series provides an opportunity to focus on the significance of having all or a portion of ones career dedicated to public service, and how that public service can positively impact upon our societys dynamically changing legal, governmental and social policies. Previous speakers have included U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer of New York, Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona, Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin, and The Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Senator Salazar was elected to the United States Senate in November 2004 as Colorados thirty-fifth United States Senator. In his freshman year, Senator Salazar played a leading role in many bipartisan approaches to solving problems important to Americans. He helped spearhead the Gang of 14 agreement between seven Republican and seven Democratic Senators, ending the Senate impasse on judicial appointments that threatened to destroy the Senates historic foundations.
Senator Salazar also helped lead the successful bipartisan effort to pass the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, an important first step toward energy independence. He has since helped form a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators pressing for greater use of renewable fuels and improved motor vehicle efficiency. He worked with Republicans and Democrats to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act so that it provides our nations law enforcement agencies with the tools necessary to fight terrorism while at the same time ensuring that our basic constitutional rights are protected.
Robert Abrams, a graduate of New York University School of Law, Class of 1963, served in various governmental positions for 28 years, establishing a remarkable public service record. He has made significant contributions to the well-being of our city, state, and nation. His courageous efforts improved the lives of individual citizens, as well as strengthened and advanced our legal and social institutions. Mr. Abrams, the founder of this lecture series and former Attorney General for New York State, is currently a Partner in Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLPs Litigation and Real Estate Practices.
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