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April 2, 2004


New York Law Professor to Speak at UW-RF

Minneapolis native Nadine Strossen, a professor at New York Law School and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. May 3 at UW-River Falls as part of the Wyman Concerts and Lectures Series.

Her lecture, "Protecting Civil Liberties and National Security: How to Strike the Balance," will be held in the North Hall Auditorium.

Strossen has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. Named president in 1991, she is the first woman to head the ACLU, the nation's largest and oldest civil liberties organization.

She comments on legal issues in the media, and has appeared on many national news programs. She is a frequent guest on the PBS show "Debates, Debates."

Strossen is also an accomplished author and has earned several prestigious awards, including being the first American woman to win the Jaycees International's Outstanding Young Persons of the World award.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 1972 and Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1975. Before she became a law professor, she practiced law for nine years in Minneapolis, her hometown.

For more information, call 715/425-4911.

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