98th Sibley Lecture to focus on Georgia’s voter redistricting


Friday, October 8, 2004

Writer: Julie Camp, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu Contact: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu

98th Sibley Lecture to focus on Georgia’s voter redistricting

ATHENS, Ga. – Stanford Law School Professor Pamela S. Karlan will deliver the 98th Sibley Lecture titled “A Tale of Two Cites: The Supreme Court and Georgia’s Recent Redistricting” on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia School of Law’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free.

Karlan, who joined the Stanford law faculty in 1998, was the school’s academic associate dean from 1999 to 2000 and has been the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law since 1999. She specializes in constitutional law, constitutional litigation, legal regulation of the political process, civil rights and antidiscrimination law, and the Supreme Court.

She has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission since 2003. From 1986 to 1988, she was the assistant counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and has been a cooperating attorney for the NAACP since 1988.

After graduating from Yale Law School in 1984, she clerked for Judge Abraham D. Sofaer of the Southern District of New York U.S. District Court from 1984 to 1985. She then clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1985 to 1986.

Karlan received her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from Yale University. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Karlan taught at the University of Virginia for 10 years. She has also served as a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, New York and Stanford universities, as well as the University of Virginia.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to Georgia Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.