Harvard Law Professor to Deliver Miller Lecture

KNOXVILLE –Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and vice dean for clinical programs at the Harvard University School of Law, will deliver the 2004 Charles H. Miller Lecture in Professional Responsibility at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 12:20 p.m. on March 29 in Room 237 of the College of Law Building.

Ogletree, a California native and graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Law School, is a civil rights attorney and educator. While at Harvard he was editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was on the board of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Program. He was also national chairperson of the Black American Law Students Association.

Ogletree’s career has focused on equal rights issues. He was on the team that represented Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation proceedings. He also has been active in the area of reparations to the descendants of slaves, such as the survivors and descendants of the 1921 Tulsa race riot.

He is the author of a forthcoming book, “All Deliberate Speed,” which chronicles the Supreme Court’s monumental decision in the cases collectively known as Brown v. Board of Education. His work has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Oregon Law Review, and the Harvard Law Review.

Ogletree, named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal, is a television commentator and moderator. He is chairman of the Stanford University Task Force on Minority Alumni Relations, a founding member of the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Association, and chairman of the Southern Center for Human Rights Committee.

The Charles Henderson Miller Lecture Series in Professional Responsibility was established in 1977 in honor of the late Professor Charles H. Miller, the founding director of the UT Legal Clinic.