Wayne State University

Dean Robb Lecture

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Named after longtime activist and civil rights attorney Dean A. Robb (Wayne Law class of 1949), the annual Dean Robb Public Interest Lecture is intended to inspire law students, attorneys, public-interest groups and everyday citizens to become more active in public service and public-interest law. The 2015 speaker will be Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Past speakers include Joan Claybrook, former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who issued the first standards requiring airbags in automobiles, and Arthur Bryant, executive director of public justice for the Public Justice Foundation.

The series is made possible by the Royal Oak law firm of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC and is supported by the Public Justice Foundation.

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