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PHILIP K. HOWARD TO SPEAK
AT LIBRARY ASSOCIATES' ANNUAL MEETING

By Dan Adkins

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One of America's most prominent advocates for legal reform, Howard regularly advises leaders of both political parties. He is co-founder of the new Coalition for the Common Good, a bipartisan group dedicated to overhauling America's lawsuit culture.

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Feb. 14, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Philip K. Howard, author of the best-selling "The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America," will speak at 8:15 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Worsham Theatre at the University of Kentucky Student Center. Mr. Howard will deliver the 21st Edward F. Prichard Lecture at the invitation of the UK Libraries' Library Associates.

One of America's most prominent advocates for legal reform, Howard regularly advises leaders of both parties. He is the co-founder of the new Coalition for the Common Good, a bipartisan group whose board members include former U.S. Sen. George McGovern and former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean. The coalition is dedicated to overhauling America's lawsuit culture.

Howard's most recent book "The Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom" has just been released in paperback. For the forthcoming Oxford Companion to American Law, Howard is contributing the section on American law since 1968.

The son of a Presbyterian minister, Philip K. Howard was raised in Whitesburg and Mt. Sterling. He earned degrees from Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law and was the founding partner of Howard, Darby & Levin in New York.

Howard is currently the Vice-Chairman of Covington & Burling, the former firm of Senator John Sherman Cooper, one of Mr. Howard's childhood heroes. Admission to Mr. Howard's lecture on March 4th is free.

For more information contact Mary Carr at the University of Kentucky, William T. Young Library, (859) 257-0500, ext. 2089.


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