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Former Howard University Law Dean Alice Gresham Bullock to speak as part of Brown v. Board of Education commemoration

ATHENS, Ohio (May 6, 2004) -- Alice Gresham Bullock, professor of law and former dean of the law school at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will present "The Dream Team: Brown's Lawyers as Social Engineers" at 3:30 p.m., May 10 at Margaret M. Walter Hall, room 135. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Alice Gresham BullockBullock is a prominent legal educator with a reputation for taking a hard look at legal issues in taxation and family wealth transfer (wills, trusts and estates). She has been known to advocate for and develop social policy to secure equal justice for all, especially middle- and low-income groups. In addition to her many accomplishments, she was recognized for her groundbreaking work in legal education on behalf of minority groups when the 20,000-member National Bar Association bestowed her with its highest honor, the Gertrude E. Rush Award. In 1999, Suffolk University awarded her an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of her contributions to legal education.

Bullock joined the faculty at Howard in 1979 and was appointed dean of the law school in 1997, serving in that capacity until July 2002. Before she was named dean, Bullock served stints as associate dean and acting dean of the law school. She has also held the title of associate dean for academic affairs during her tenure. While on leave from Howard University from 1992-94, she served as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools.

Bullock's expertise is tax law, wills, trusts, estates, professional ethics and corporations. She is a regular lecturer for the bar and has been an author of numerous professional articles on tax, estate planning, legal education and mental health.

She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association Committee on Teaching Taxation and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, the Board of Visitors of Brigham Young University Law School and the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Independent Education.

This lecture is part of Ohio University's Brown v. Board of Education commemoration and is sponsored by the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, the Department of African American Studies and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/brownvboard/.

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Editors: A photo of Bullock can be found at: www.ohiou.edu/news/pix/BULLOCK__ALICE.JPG

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