U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. to present 2014 UNL Hruska Institute
WHS juniors/seniors will hear nation's judicial leader via live videoconference
The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will deliver remarks at the Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice on Friday, September 19, 2014. The location is the University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Law, and the presentation begins at 12:00 p.m.
The Institute is free and open to the public.
Chief Justice Roberts received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979-1980 and as a law clerk for the then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981-1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982-1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989-1993. From 1986-1989 and 1993-2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003.
President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat September 29, 2005.
The Hruska Institute was established in 1995 through an endowment given to the Bar Foundation by the late Senator Roman L. Hruska. The purpose of the Institute is to educate lawyers, law students, and the public-at-large in Nebraska to the importance of the administration of justice, particularly at the federal level through the conduct of symposia or lectures. Institutes are planned cooperatively by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, the Federal Courts for the District of Nebraska, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Law.
Wahoo High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to hear Chief Justice Roberts' remarks through a live videoconference assembly of the event.
The district extends a special thank you to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, the Nebraska Distance Learning Association (NDLA), and Nebraska's Educational Service Units for making this opportunity available for our students!
For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Doris Huffman, Executive Director of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, at (402) 475-1042