NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation at Tulane Law School. Reva Siegel, Yale Law School Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, will deliver this year's lecture, "Casey and the Clinic Closings: When 'Protecting Health' Obstructs Choice."
This year's lecture will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Tulane Law School's John Giffen Weinmann Hall, located at 6329 Freret Street in New Orleans. The event is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Marian Mayer Berkett Multipurpose Room.
Professor Siegel's lecture will offer a perspective on legal issues presented by federal and state legislation regarding abortion rights. She will address the high-profile, hotly contested Texas law requiring that abortion clinics meet the medical standards of surgical facilities and that physicians at those clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. This law was challenged in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that was brought to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in June 2015, and is slated for argument in the U.S. Supreme Court March 2.
Professor Siegel is known for exploring questions of law and inequality and analyzing how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History, and serves on the board of the American Constitution Society and on the General Council of the International Society of Public Law.
The annual McGlinchey Lecture was established in 1996 by the McGlinchey Stafford law firm to honor its founder, the late Dermot S. McGlinchey. Mr. McGlinchey was an eminent champion of equal access to the courts, and the annual lecture that bears his name is dedicated to the fields of litigation practice, judicial adjudication, and justice under law, his areas of expertise.
Mr. McGlinchey, a leading lawyer of his generation, noted civic activist, and ardent supporter of Tulane Law School, died in 1993 at the age of 60. Born in New York City, he received his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane, and remained active in the Tulane community throughout his life. Mr. McGlinchey balanced his 35-year legal career with substantial commitments to professional, civic, and charitable endeavors in New Orleans, and received numerous accolades for his leadership within the legal profession and the greater community.
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