Event Date: 
February 15, 2018 - 3:30 PM
Location: 
Popp Martin Student Union, Movie Theater

Hilarie Bass, president of the American Bar Association, will present “Defending the Rule of Law: At Home and Abroad” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Movie Theater.

The Office of International Programs, in collaboration with the Global Studies Department, World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the Pre- Law Society, is hosting this event as part of the 2018 International Speaker Series.

Bass, who also is co-president of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has had a highly successful 30-plus year career and is one of the most recognized female attorneys in the United States. At Greenberg Traurig, she helps chart the course for the multi-practice firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys across 38 offices worldwide. She currently is on the firm’s Executive Committee and previously served an eight-year term as national chair of its 600-member litigation department.

Her distinguished service has been widely recognized as she has been consistently ranked in leading legal guides, including Chambers USA Guide, Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500, Legal 500 United States, South Florida Legal Guide, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” and many others. In 2016, Bass was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Securities by Best Lawyers in America.

Faculty are encouraged to reserve space to attend with their classes and/or arrange for an extra-credit sign-in sheet for students. Email globaleducation@uncc.edu to arrange a sign-in sheet for classes or with any questions.

Individual RSVPs also are requested.