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Author Event: Professor Michael Meltsner, With Passion

Join Professor Michael Meltsner on Tuesday, February 13, for an author event and book-signing at Brookline Booksmith. Professor Meltsner will read from his new book, With Passion: An Activist Lawyer’s Life, recently published by the Twelve Tables Press.

Hired by Thurgood Marshall, Matthews Distinguished University Professor Michael Meltsner was first assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 1960s, where he handled major civil rights cases before the federal courts. Among his clients were the North Carolina doctors and dentists who ended Southern hospital racial segregation, Mohammad Ali and numerous death row inmates challenging capital punishment. After co-founding the clinical program at Columbia Law School, he served as dean of Northeastern University School of Law from 1979 until 1984. His memoir, The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer, was published in 2006. Among his other writings are: Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital PunishmentPublic Interest AdvocacyReflections on Clinical Legal Education; and Short Takes, a novel. His 2011 play, “In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years,” has been performed in New York and Boston to great acclaim.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446

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