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April 19—Justice Kate O’Regan Discusses Service at South African Constitutional Court --CANCELLED

THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED DUE TO CANCELLED FLIGHTS RESULTING FROM VOLCANIC ASH IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

The Honorable Kate O’Regan, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the 2009-2010 Judge Jon O. Newman Lecture on Global Justice on Monday, April 19, 2010, at Yale Law School. Justice O’Regan will discuss “Branching out? Reflections on Fifteen Years at the South African Constitutional Court.” The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.  

Kate O’Regan is currently chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council and a visiting professor of law at the University of Oxford. She was appointed judge to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994 and served until her retirement in 2009. She holds a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Cape Town, an LL.M. from the University of Sydney, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Prior to being appointed to the Constitutional Court, she worked as an attorney and a law professor, specializing in labor law, land rights, race and gender equality, and constitutional law.  

The Newman Lecture is supported in part by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School.