Gunderson lecture is scheduled for March 20

Gunderson lecture is scheduled for March 20 American Bar Association President William G. Paul will deliver the annual Gunderson Lecture on Monday, March 20 at The University of South Dakota School of Law Courtroom. Sponsored by the USD School of Law, the lecture will begin at 4 p.m.

Paul, of the Oklahoma City law firm Crowe & Dunlevy, was named president of the American Bar Association (ABA) in August, 1999 for a one-year term. He will address "Recognizing Our Heritage: Diversity and the Native American Lawyer." A reception will follow in the School of Law student lounge from 5 to 7 p.m.

Paul rejoined Crowe & Dunlevy in 1996 after having served as senior vice president and general counsel of Philips Petroleum Company for 11 years. Before joining Philips Petroleum in 1985, Paul had been with Crowe & Dunlevy since 1957, and for six years served as chairman of the firm's executive committee.

He received his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Paul has received the university's Distinguished Service Citation, the highest honor conferred by the university, as well as the Regents' Alumni Award. The American Bar Association, with more than 400,000 members, is the largest voluntary professional association in the world.

The Gunderson Lecture Program honors Clark Y. Gunderson, a USD Law School graduate and later a faculty member for nearly 30 years. The lectureship is supported by a trust fund in the South Dakota Law School Foundation established principally by Gunderson's family.

For more information, contact Carleen Muenster at (605) 677-6361.

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