Former U.S. Presidential Candidate to Discuss Rule of Law vs. Rule of Power: Ralph Nader, a four-time candidate for U.S. president and consumer advocate, will speak at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law on April 7 at 3:30 p.m. Nader will speak on “The Law School’s Dilemma: Rule of Law or Rule of Power” followed by a question and answer session.
Nader was named one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine for his criticism of government and industry, which has led to laws, regulatory agencies and federal standards designed to improve the quality of life. He has also been an active defender of the U.S. civil justice system and coauthored a book on corporate lawyers and the perils of the legal system titled No Contest.
“For nearly 50 years, Ralph Nader has turned social criticism on a wide variety of issues into legislation and greater public awareness,” said Leticia M. Diaz, dean of the Barry Law School. “Barry Law works to instill the importance of social responsibility into our students, and Mr. Nader’s appearance will encourage discussion on this topic.”
Nader’s visit to the Barry Law School is being hosted by the school’s Public Leadership Initiative. The student organization previously hosted a debate in the race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat last October.
Due to space limitations, this event is not open to the general public. Members of the media are invited to attend.
About Barry School of Law
Established in 1999, the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law offers a quality legal education in a caring, diverse environment. A Catholic-oriented institution, Barry Law School challenges students to accept intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, and social responsibilities, and commits itself to assuring an atmosphere of religious freedom. Barry Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has a current enrollment of more than 700 students from around the world. More information is at www.barry.edu/law.