Harvard professor to present with former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice
Posted on March 1, 2013
Frank Michelman will present “How the Law Should Consider the Poor” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Room 328 the University of Arkansas School of Law. The event will include commentary from commissioners of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission D’lorah Hughes and Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck. The event is free and open to the public.
Michelman’s lecture will consider whether and how socioeconomic rights might be recognized by the courts in a constitutional democracy. Michelman is the Robert Walmsley University Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School. An internationally renowned scholar in fields ranging from constitutional law to philosophy, his work in comparative constitutional law has been cited as an important resource to jurists and officials in post-apartheid South Africa. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.
Justice Imber Tuck is the first woman elected to the Supreme Court of Arkansas, serving from 1997 until her retirement in 2009. She has served as circuit judge for the Fifth Division of the Sixth Judicial District and chancery judge for the Sixth Division of the Sixth Judicial District. She has been chair of the commission since 2010. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock Bowen School of Law.
Hughes is an associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is the director of the Juvenile Defense Clinic, which provides representation to individuals facing misdemeanor criminal charges in the juvenile delinquency system in Washington County, Ark. She is a graduate of California State University – Long Beach, the University of Kentucky, and Duke Law School.
The event is part of the Hartman Hotz Lecture Series in Law and the Liberal Arts. It is sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and the Hartman Hotz Trust Committee and is held in conjunction with the 2012-2013 One Book, One Community Project.
The University of Arkansas Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts were established by Dr. and Mrs. Palmer Hotz of Foster City, Calif., to honor the memory of his brother, Hartman Hotz. Hartman Hotz was a graduate in history from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from Yale University Law School, he joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he made significant contributions to the study of law.