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04/28/2009

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Epps to Receive O'Connor Award, Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 9

Temple University Beasley School of Law Dean JoAnne Epps will receive the Association's Sandra Day O'Connor Award and present the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 9.

Until her appointment, Epps was a professor of law (1985-present) and associate dean for academic affairs (1989-2008). Before joining the Temple faculty in 1985, she was a deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles (1976-1980) and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1980-1985). Her primary teaching areas include criminal procedure, evidence and trial advocacy. On occasion, she will teach criminal law and interviewing, counseling and negotiation. Epps received her B.A. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in 1973 and her J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1976.

The O'Connor Award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. Tickets are $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Click here to purchase tickets to this event.

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