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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Deliver Law School Centennial Address

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the School of Law's Centennial Address at Duquesne University.

The first in a series of events to celebrate the School of Law's 100th anniversary, Holder's remarks to Duquesne alumni, students, employees and members of the legal profession will address the school's centennial and rich history.

Following his presentation, Holder will respond to questions submitted in advance by Duquesne students during a question-and-answer session. Ken Gormley, dean of the law school, will serve as moderator.

Holder, who served as deputy attorney general under Attorney General Janet Reno, made history when President Barack Obama appointed him to serve as the first African-American attorney general of the United States. He was also the first African-American U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., when he was appointed in 1993. Prior to that, Holder served as an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He studied at Columbia College and Columbia Law School.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Fourth Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

Media: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) as well as valid media credentials to attend this event. Media are required to RSVP to Rose Ravasio at 412-818-0234 or ravasio@duq.edu. Media must arrive by 2:30 P.M. EST. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Rose Ravasio.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.