Saint Martin’s University hosts Social Justice Lecture Series
October 2, 2007
Chief Justice of State Supreme Court to discuss civil
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
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
Humanities & Social Sciences Divisions