University of Pittsburgh
March 15, 2010

Pitt Law School to Hold Lawyering for Social Change Lecture

The talk by Center for Constitutional Rights legal director William P. Quigley will address how lawyers may effect social change within the criminal justice system
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will hold its Lawyering for Social Change Lecture, featuring William P. Quigley, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), at noon March 25 in the Barco Law Building's Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Titled "The Crime in Criminal Justice," the talk will address how lawyers may effect social change within the criminal justice system. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is requested. To register or for more information, visit or call 412-648-1490.

Quigley joined CCR, a national legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and defending constitutional and human rights, in May 2009. He is on leave from his position as director of the Loyola Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans.

An active public interest lawyer since 1977, Quigley has served as counsel to and litigated numerous cases for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and for the ACLU of Louisiana, where he served as general counsel for more than 15 years.

Quigley received the 2006 Camille Gravel Civil Pro Bono Award from the Federal Bar Association's New Orleans Chapter, the 2006 Stanford Law School National Public Service Award, and the 2006 National Lawyers Guild Ernie Goodman Award.

Quigley is the author of "Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage" (Temple University Press, 2003) and "Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans, and Social Justice" (BookSurge Publishing, 2008).

In 2003, Quigley was named the Pope Paul VI National Teacher of Peace by Pax Christi USA and received the 2004 Society of American Law Teachers' Teaching Award.

This event has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one-and-one-half hours of substantive CLE credit. A fee of $25 will be collected at the door for CLE credit.