Human rights scholar Deborah Weissman presents Stetson’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Jan. 24 in St. Petersburg
Distinguished Professor of Law and human rights scholar and advocate Deborah Weissman presents Stetson University’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the BridgePoint Church, formerly Mirror Lake Lyceum,737 Third Ave. N. in downtown St. Petersburg.
Weissman has focused her past two decades of teaching and scholarship on human rights, immigration, gender violence, and the idea of the lawyer as public citizen. Her current work addresses state and federal responsibility for the use of torture, and focuses on the CIA’s extraordinary rendition and torture program carried out by private contractors as well as government agencies in violation of state, federal, and international law.
Weissman is the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to teaching, she litigated in the areas of labor, immigration, and civil rights law in state and federal courts and served as executive director of Legal Services of North Carolina.
The Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture is funded by a generous gift of the Joy McCann Foundation.
Post date: Jan. 8, 2019