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Noted Judge Nancy Gertner To Speak At UNH Law

Recently retired U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner will read from her memoir In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, on Tuesday at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

The event, which is co-sponsored by UNH Law’s Social Justice Institute and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, will focus on Gertner, who at 29 became a nationally known civil rights and criminal defense attorney during a high-profile case involving antiwar activists.

In her memoir, Gertner reflects upon her career as an outspoken, "outsider" lawyer, advocating criminal and civil cases focused on women's rights, civil liberties, and breaking down the gender barriers of the 1970s and ’80s.

Gertner, who is now a professor at Harvard Law School, will discuss the experiences detailed in her book, and then sign copies, which will be for sale through the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. The event will take place at 5:30 in Room 282 of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. A reception will follow.