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Attorney General Jon Bruning Public Service Lecture

Sen. Bob Kerrey presents “The appointment of John Marshall: We got lucky”

Date: Time: 12:10 pm–1:10 pm
McCollum Hall Room: 115-Auditorium
Additional Info: LAW
Contact: Katie Pfannenstiel, (402) 472-8382,
This year’s Attorney General Jon Bruning Public Service Lecturer is former United States Senator Bob Kerrey. Senator Kerrey was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and the United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat.

Kerrey will discuss how his love for the law is a direct result of his personal experiences, as well as reading of the experiences of other Americans who have dedicated their lives to writing, interpreting or championing the law as a way to improve life in our country. His love for the law does not mean he’s free of criticism. Quite the contrary. His love for the law begins with the fact that he’s free to criticize and to attempt to change those laws he does not like.

Kerrey will try in this address to identify a few of those experiences and a few of the books that have taught him why non-lawyers, like himself, should be encouraged to study the history of law. These histories are not free of moments when we made terrible mistakes. It is possible - indeed it is desirable - to honestly face those moments when our actions did not match our ideals.

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