Chicago law professor to give Valpo’s MLK lecture

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A DePaul University College of Law professor, well-known as a scholar in the areas of employment and labor law and voting rights, will be the featured speaker at Valparaiso University Law School’s Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Thursday.

Terry Smith, distinguished research professor of law at DePaul, will present, “From King to Obama: Cycles of Backlash and the Fire Next Time.” Smith released a book in 2012 titled, “Barack Obama, Post-Racialism and the New Politics of Triangulation.”

The one-hour lecture is free and begins at 4 p.m.(CST) in Wesemann Hall. Reservations are required, and one hour of CLE credit is pending approval.

The school hosts a speaker each year in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day to promote civic dialogue on topics that honor the spirit, memory and life’s work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


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