All events are in Central time unless specified.

In Celebration of Morrissey v. Brewer at 50! A Surprising Back Story to the Prisoners’ Rights Due Process Landmark

Date: Time: 12:10 pm–1:10 pm
McCollum Hall Room: 111
Additional Info: LAW
Contact: Katie Pfannenstiel, (402) 472-8382,
Russ Lovell, ‘69, Prof. Emeritus at Drake University Law School, will discuss the evolution of due process law in parole and internal prison discipline, with special emphasis on the landmark Morrissey v Brewer decision, how it ended the federal courts “hands off” doctrine re prisoners’ constitutional claims, and Morrissey’s continuing relevance today.

Professor Lovell’s public service commitment includes 45 years of pro bono civil rights work for the NAACP, including service as lead counsel in cases that desegregated the Indiana State Police Department and the Des Moines Fire Department and as co-counsel on key remedies stages of both the Indianapolis and Kansas City school desegregation cases, including successful advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kansas City case.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education credit in Nebraska.


Download this event to my calendar

This event originated in Law.