Former U.S. Attorney General to Speak

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“Ms. Reno has an interesting perspective on the Brown vs. Board of Education case because as the attorney general, she dealt with the legacy of Brown and she also grew up in the South during that time.

-- Allan Vestal
dean,
UK College of Law

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2004) -- Janet Reno, the first woman Attorney General of the United States, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the University of Kentucky College of Law courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Reno’s visit is part of UK’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that ended racial segregation in public schools.

“Ms. Reno has an interesting perspective on the Brown vs. Board of Education case because as the attorney general, she dealt with the legacy of Brown and she also grew up in the South during that time,” said Allan Vestal, dean of the UK College of Law.

A native of South Florida, Reno graduated from Coral Gables High School, Cornell University, and Harvard Law School. Prior to her appointment as attorney general, she served for 15 years as the State Attorney for Dade County, Fla. Reno is involved with issues important to her, including advocacy for children, problem solving, law enforcement and elder justice.


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