|UND School of Law to host former Israel Supreme Court chief justice|
The Honorable Aharon Barak, former president (chief justice) of the Supreme Court of Israel, will deliver the distinguished Oscar and Amelia Fode Memorial Law Lecture at the UND School of Law, Monday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., in the Baker Courtroom. Justice Barak's presentation is free and open to the public.
Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Barak served as Israel’s attorney general. In 1978, he was appointed justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, where he served as president (or chief justice, in U.S. terms) from August 1995 until his retirement in September 2006. Barak has remained active in academia through an ongoing teaching relationship with the Hebrew University, serving as a lecturer, professor and dean of the law school. He is now a visiting professor at Yale Law School.
The Fode lecture brings prominent international legal experts to the UND School of Law. The lecture was created by family members in loving memory of Oscar and Amelia Fode because of their lifelong interest in education and in the young people of North Dakota.
The Fodes were prominent in business in Jamestown, North Dakota. They began an automobile business known as Midwest Motors there in 1929, subsequently establishing Midwest Credit Co., Midwest Machine Co., Midwest Insurance Co., and Dakota Sales and Service which Oscar continued to operate until his death in 1971. Amelia passed away in 1961.
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