The former mayor of Detroit and the first-ever African-American president of the American Bar Association, Dennis Archer, will be the next guest for “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha at Marquette University Law School Tuesday, March 17, at 12:15 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 325, located at 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A highly-respected attorney and public policy leader, Archer was mayor of Detroit from 1993 to 2001, winning high marks for the city’s economic development efforts during that period. He made history in 2003, when he became the first African-American president of the American Bar Association. A former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Archer currently serves as chairman of Detroit’s Dickinson Wright law firm. He was also appointed legal guardian for civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, and helped settle her estate. Archer will discuss his legal career and the challenges facing American cities during his visit to the Law School.
Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.
Podcasts are available for all “On the Issues” events by visiting the law school Web site (law.marquette.edu) shortly after the event.
Members of the public interested in attending the event should register online. Media interested in attending should contact Brigid O’Brien Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7445
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