SOURCE: St. Thomas University School of Law

January 26, 2006 18:52 ET

St. Thomas University School of Law to Host Speech by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Mr. Kennedy to Address Issues on the Environment and Today's Society

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2006 --On Thursday, February 2, 2006, St. Thomas University School of Law will continue its Distinguished Speaker Series with a speech by author and political activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Mr. Kennedy will discuss the important role natural surroundings play in the work, health, and identity of Americans today. By using examples from art, history, litigation, and literature, Mr. Kennedy will also remind attendees of their responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

"As a man who has devoted much of his life to protecting our natural resources, Mr. Kennedy is a paradigm of the ethical, professional and philanthropic spirit that is at the core of the Law School's mission," said Robert A. "Bob" Butterworth, Dean, St. Thomas University School of Law. "It is my great honor to welcome Mr. Kennedy to our campus and my sincerest hope that his visit will inspire our community to continue the public service that has become our heart and hallmark."

Mr. Kennedy's speech is the highlight of St. Thomas University School of Law's 2005-2006 Distinguished Speakers Series, which includes a distinguished list of top scholars and practitioners from throughout the legal field.

The event will take place in the St. Thomas University School of Law Moot Court Room -- 16401 N.W. 37th Ave, Miami Gardens at 12:00 pm. While the event is free of charge, space is limited and members of the media wishing to attend should contact Janice Gonzalez at 305-898-1895 or Karen Malin at 786-897-4116.

About St. Thomas University School of Law

Renowned for its commitment to diversity, St. Thomas University School of Law is currently ranked first in total Hispanic enrollment among the 189 ABA-accredited law schools, according to the American Bar Association's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. The Princeton Review ranks STU Law 7th best environment for minority law students and 9th most diverse faculty; and U.S. News & World Report ranks the law school in a tie for 5th place in their Law School Diversity Index. The law school's extensive human rights initiatives include our LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees in human rights, the Diplomacy Monitor website, an Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and our respected Human Rights Institute. St. Thomas University School of Law advocates ethics, diversity, service, and professionalism in the legal profession.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Janice Gonzalez
    Karen Malin