Suffolk University Law School Presents Donahue Lecture Series Speaker


In 1980, the Suffolk University Law Review instituted a lecture series to commemorate the Honorable Frank J. Donahue, former faculty member, trustee, and treasurer of Suffolk University Law School. The Donahue Lecture Series annually attracts lecturers from among the nation's top legal scholars and jurists.

Lawrence is the co-author of The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality; Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment ; and co-author of We Won't Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action .

Prior to joining the Georgetown University Law faculty, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. In 2003 he received the society of American Law Teachers Award for outstanding contributions to law teaching.

Lawrence received a BA from Haverford College and a JD from Yale Law School. He recently served on the Board of Education for the District of Columbia Public Schools.

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