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June 2, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Sherrard
202-994-1423; mcs1@gwu.edu

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY TO HONOR THEODORE AND ANNETTE LERNER, WELCOME FIRST LERNER FAMILY ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR PUBLIC INTEREST AND PUBLIC SERVICE LAW
JUNE 2, 2009


EVENT:

The George Washington University will honor Theodore and Annette Lerner and the Lerner Family Foundation, which is making a significant contribution to advancing public interest and public service law at The George Washington University with the creation of the Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law. Alan B. Morrison, Supreme Court litigator and co-founder of Public Citizen, will serve as the first Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law. Guests will include Ralph Nader, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, United States District Court Judge Paul Friedman and CNN's Wolf Blitzer
   
WHEN

Tuesday, June 2, 2009; 6:30 p.m.
   
WHERE:

The Newseum
Seventh floor
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 
 
RSVP

Media should RSVP to Michelle Sherrard at 202-994-1423 or mcs1@gwu.edu. 
   
BACKGROUND

A generous gift of $3 million from the Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation has endowed the associate dean position, which will build on GW's expertise and reputation as a leader in public service and public interest law.  Under the leadership of GW Law alumni Theodore N. Lerner (A.A. '48, L.L.B. '50), Robert K. Tanenbaum (J.D. '82), Marla Lerner Tanenbaum (J.D. '83), as well as Judy and Mark Lerner (B.B.A. '75) and Edward and Debra Cohen, Lerner Enterprises has become the largest Washington, D.C.-area private real estate developer and is also the managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.

Alan B. Morrison teamed up with Ralph Nader in 1972 to found and direct the Public Citizen Litigation Group, the litigating arm of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. Over the span of his career, Mr. Morrison has argued 20 cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Established in 1865 and located four blocks from the White House, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Law School enrolls approximately 2,000 students each year in its J.D. and LL.M. programs.

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