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Drew S. Days, III Will Deliver the Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture

Lecture Will be Held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Touro Law Center
July 26, 2011



Central Islip, NY – Drew S. Days, III, the Alfred M. Rankin Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School will deliver the Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture at Touro Law Center on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Professor Drew S. Days, III, was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate as Solicitor General of the United States, the Government’s lawyer before the United States Supreme Court. He served in that capacity from May 28, 1993, to June 30, 1996, on a leave of absence from Yale Law School faculty to which he returned in July. He is a 1963 honors graduate in English Literature of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He received his LL.B degree from Yale University in 1966. After practicing briefly with a labor firm in Chicago, he entered the Peace Corps, serving as a volunteer in Honduras from 1967-1969. In the fall of 1969, Professor Days joined the staff of NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York City. At the Legal Defense Fund, he litigated cases in the areas of school desegregation, police misconduct and employment discrimination. Mr. Days remained on the staff of the Legal Defense Fund (except for a two year teaching leave at Temple University Law School) until early 1977.

In March, 1977, he was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, having been nominated to that post by President Jimmy Carter. Professor Days served in that capacity until the end of 1980. In January, 1981, he joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Law, receiving tenure in 1986. In November, 1991, he was named to the Alfred M. Rankin Chair at the Law School. At Yale, his teaching and writing have been in the fields of civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, Supreme Court practice, antidiscrimination law, comparative constitutional law (Canada and the United States) and international human rights. From 1988 to 1993, he was also the founding director of the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for Human Rights at Yale University School of Law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including over eight honorary degrees. He served on the board of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 1996 to June, 2008. He is a Life Trustee of Hamilton College and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been married since 1966 to Ann Ramsay Langdon, an artist and writer. They have two daughters, Alison, the medical director of a Head-Start Health Clinic in El Paso, Texas, and Elizabeth, an actress in New York City.

Touro Law Center created the Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture in honor of Dean Emeritus Howard A. Glickstein. The inaugural lecture was delivered in November 2009 by William Taylor and last year by Chief Justice Marsha Ternus.

For additional information, please contact Vanessa Steil at (631) 761-7066 or email events@tourolaw.edu.

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(631) 761-7062