University of Pittsburgh
February 16, 2005

Dick Thornburgh to Deliver the 13th Annual McLean Lecture On World Law at Pitt's School of Law Feb. 24

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Center for International Legal Education and the Global Solutions Education Fund–Pittsburgh will host the 13th Annual McLean Lecture on World Law featuring Dick Thornburgh at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Barco Law Building's Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. A former governor of Pennsylvania and attorney general of the United States, Thornburgh is a 1957 graduate of the University's law school.

The lecture, "The Global Effort to Contain Official Corruption," is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Thornburgh will share his experiences and thoughts on the current global efforts to combat fraud and corruption.

As attorney general, Thornburgh mounted an unprecedented attack on white-collar crime as the Department of Justice obtained a record number of convictions of savings and loan and securities officials, defense contractors, and corrupt public officials. He established strong ties with law enforcement agencies around the world to help combat drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, and international white-collar crime. He also has served as a consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank on efforts to battle fraud and corruption. A public servant for more than 25 years, Thornburgh is currently counsel to the national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, at its Washington, D.C., office.

The McLean Lecture on World Law is held in honor of the legacy of Maclean W. McLean, a dedicated World Federalist founder and leader. Previous speakers include Steven M. Schwebel, president judge of the International Court of Justice; Fausto Pocar, judge for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and Benjamin Ferencz and Henry T. King, former prosecutors at the Nuremberg Tribunals.

This lecture has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one hour of CLE ethics credit; a $25 fee is payable at the door. For more information, call 412-648-7023 or