|Hon. Myron H. Bright to be Law School Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence|
Myron H. Bright, United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, will be the Spring Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence at the School of Law March 26-27.
Judge Bright’s residency will be a celebration of 40 years of distinguished service on the Federal bench, and it will be highlighted by a celebration dinner at which he will receive the Liberty Bell Award from the North Dakota State Bar Association. The Liberty Bell Award is the Bar Association’s highest award for a nonlawyer and recognizes legal-related community service. In addition, Judge Bright will provide two student lectures about the art of judging and dealing with witnesses, conduct in-service training with the law school faculty, and do informal visit sessions with law students.
Judge Bright was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. He served in that capacity as an active circuit judge from August 16 of that year until June 1, 1985, and since that time as a senior circuit judge, considering over 6,000 cases in all. Judge Bright has served his country with distinction. His philosophy of fairness and justice has greatly influenced the Court's decisions in many important cases.
The Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence program brings outstanding judges to the UND School of Law and includes visits to classes, informal receptions, and a formal presentation by the judge. The program provides a unique and varied opportunity to learn about the bench and adds greatly to the law school experience of our students, faculty and staff.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni & Public Relations, Law School, email@example.com, 777-2856