Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is sponsoring the first annual Charles Siegal Lecture at Loyola Law School on Feb. 26, 2015. The lecture will be given by Chai R. Feldblum, commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and an architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The lecture series honors longtime Munger Tolles partner Charles (Chuck) Siegal and his legacy in the area of disability law and policy. Mr. Siegal, who passed away in 2012, was a passionate advocate on issues related to disability rights and international law. A prolific speaker and author, Mr. Siegal co-authored the seminal casebook in disability law, Disability Civil Rights Law, and a treatise of the same name. He was also a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Disability. Mr. Siegal had leadership roles within the American Branch of the International Law Association, including as chair of the executive committee and member of the human rights committee. As the association’s honorary vice president, he participated in the preparation of amicus briefs in cases involving allegations of the violation of the Vienna Convention on the Consular Relations (Paraguay v. Gilmore) and of the U.S.-Mexico Extradition Treaty (United States v. Alvarez-Machain). He was also a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law.
The inaugural Charles Siegal Lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Walter J. Lack Reading Room at Loyola Law School, followed by a reception. Attendance is free, but registration by Feb. 19, 2015 is required. Please view additional details and register here.