Saint Martin’s University hosts Social Justice Lecture Series

October 2, 2007

Chief Justice of State Supreme Court to discuss civil cases

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will host the first lecture of the 2007-08 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series on Friday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center. Gerry Alexander, Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court, will speak on the importance of providing legal services and right to counsel in civil cases.

Chief Justice Alexander was first elected to the Washington Supreme Court in 1994. From 1973 to 1984, he sat on the Superior Court for Thurston and Mason Counties, and from 1985 to 1994, he served on the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. Chief Justice Alexander is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Gonzaga University.

The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created by Dr. Robert Hauhart, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Saint Martin’s University, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Dr. Harvie, former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

 For additional information:

Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate professor/chair, Department of Criminal Justice

Keri Graham
Humanities & Social Sciences Divisions