Miami Gardens, FL 33054
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Former United States Attorney General
Janet Reno, the first woman Attorney General of
the United States, was also the longest serving
Attorney General of the 20th century.
The most readily recognized U.S. Attorney
General since Robert F. Kennedy, Reno has spent
her post-political career touring the country
speaking at a variety of venues about the criminal
justice system and crime prevention programs,
addressing topics such as the crime rate and its
correlation to education and the need for reform
of the juvenile court system.
Throughout her career she has been an aggressive advocate for the protection of
children’s rights, juvenile justice reform, stricter gun control, stronger local community
crime prevention and law enforcement forces. She helped revise the Florida court
system and established a career criminal unit that aimed at arresting and sentencing
career criminals to substantial prison time. Reno also established the Miami drug
court, which serves as a model to courts nationwide. As U.S. Attorney General,
Reno was instrumental in obtaining congressional approval of the 1994 crime bill,
the biggest crime legislation in U.S. history, which included increased legal
protections to women and children under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994,
the ban against assault–style weapons and tougher gun purchasing restrictions.
Before being appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Clinton, Reno served
as staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives;
counsel for the state Senate committee revising the Florida Criminal Code; Assistant
State Attorney (1973-76); partner in private practice (1976-78); and State Attorney
for Dade County (1978-93).
Born in Miami, Reno received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University
and her LL.B. from Harvard Law School.
“Lawyers as Problem Solvers”
Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will discuss how lawyers can effectively address
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the problems of our times both in private practice and in public service.
PERMIT NO. 1259
January 25, 2007
STU Law Moot Court Room
Roger J. Marzulla John C. Coffee, Jr. James M. Strock
Partner, Marzulla & Marzulla Adolf A. Berle Professor and Director of Center Principal, James Strock & Co.
Chair, Board of Directors, Defenders of Property on Corporate Governance, Columbia University
Rights Law School
Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World,
Roger J. Marzulla is one of the nation’s leading The most cited law professor in law reviews in the and Who’s Who in Finance and Business, James M. Strock
authorities on environmental and regulatory issues, combined corporate, commercial and business law worked for two decades with business, government and
specializing in environmental enforcement litigation, fields, John C. Coffee, Jr. began his legal career as a non-profit organizations before forming his own firm
regulatory compliance, environmental crimes, and Reginald Heber Smith Fellow handling poverty law - James Strock & Co. – that provides management
environmental policy and regulation. He defends litigation in New York City, and later as an associate consulting and conflict resolution services.
environmental prosecutions under the Clean Air with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. From there he Strock served in President George H.W. Bush’s sub-
Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and taught at Georgetown University Law Center until cabinet as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement of
Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental joining Columbia University Law School in 1980. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989-
Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Coffee is a Fellow at the National Academy of Arts 1991) during which time he brought civil and criminal
Endangered Species Act and Wetlands Regulations. He also testifies regularly before and Sciences and has been repeatedly listed by the National Law Journal among its “100 enforcement to record levels and expanded the use of alternative dispute resolution. He
Congress on environmental, natural resource and property rights issues. Most Influential Lawyers in America.” served as California’s first Secretary for Environmental Protection from 1991 through
Marzulla served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Coffee has served on the SEC’s Advisory Committee on the Capital Formation and 1997, and later as a member of Governor-elect Schwarzenegger’s environmental transition
Natural Resources Division of the United States Justice Department, where he was the Regulation Processes, the Economic Advisory Board to NASDAQ, the Legal Advisory team.
chief enforcer of environmental laws representing the Environmental Protection Board to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the Legal Advisory Strock was educated at Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School,
Agency and the Departments of Interior, Defense, Agriculture, Energy and Board of the New York Stock Exchange. He is also the former chairperson of the Section studied literature at New College, Oxford, and has achieved the rank of captain in the
Transportation. From 1981-1982 Marzulla served as President of the Mountain States on Business Associations of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and was USAR-JAGC.
Legal Foundation in Denver, Colorado, and from 1972-1981 he served as trial lawyer the only non-Canadian appointed to the “Task Force on Modernizing Securities His acclaimed publications on transformational leadership include REAGAN ON
specializing in business and real property cases. Marzulla has also taught at San Jose Regulation” to recommend changes to Canadian law. LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE LESSONS FROM THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR
City College and San Jose State University. Coffee earned his B.A. from Amherst College, his LL.B. from Yale Law School, and his and THEODORE ROOSEVELT ON LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE LESSONS FROM
Marzulla received his B.A. (1968), and his J.D. magna cum laude (1972), from Santa LL.M. (in taxation), from New York University. He is the author or editor of several widely THE BULLY PULPIT.
Clara University. With his wife, Nancie Marzulla, he has published PROPERTY used casebooks including CASES AND MATERIALS ON SECURITIES REGULATION Strock is a senior Fellow of the Pacific Research Institute, a member of the Council on
RIGHTS: UNDERSTANDING GOVERNMENT TAKINGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL (2000); CASES AND MATERIALS ON CORPORATIONS (2004); BUSINESS ORGA- Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the American Arbitration
REGULATION (1996); and he is a contributing author to “Presumed Guilty: Wetlands NIZATION AND FINANCE: LEGAL AND ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES (2004); Association, and the Director’s Council at the new School of Global Studies, Arizona
Criminal Prosecutions” (1995), DEFENSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES (1995), KNIGHTS, RAIDERS AND TARGETS: THE IMPACT OF THE HOSTILE State University, Tempe, and a trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVER INITIATIVE: A MAGNIFICENT IDEA TAKEOVER (1988).
OR THE GREAT LAND/POWER GRAB? (1998), and AMERICAN ___________________________________
VALUES – AN ENVIRONMENTAL VISION (1996), among others. ________________________________________________
“Unity ’08- A New Force in Politics”
______________________________________________ “Gatekeepers: Why Did They Fail? How Can They Be Reformed?”
For years, U.S. national politics has been polarized and paralyzed. Major national issues remain
unaddressed, and there is a growing disconnect between political elites in Washington, D.C., and
“Kelo v. New London: Does the Homeowner Have Any Rights Left?” The late 1990's witnessed a failure of the Gatekeepers -- the professions who serve investors by
verifying or vouching for the representations made by corporations to the market. A variety of ordinary Americans. James Strock, a founder of Unity ’08, will discuss this new force which
scandals affected auditors, law firms, securities analysts, credit rating agencies, and investment seeks to transform politics by nominating a “unity” presidential ticket, with one Democrat and one
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision that a homeowner may be banks. But what caused these failures and what reforms could cure them? Based on his recent Republican, as an alternative choice for Americans.
required to transfer his/her home to a developer for the economic good of the community, book, GATEKEEPERS: THE PROFESSIONS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (Oxford
what is the proper balance between the property rights of the homeowner and the right of the
University Press 2006), Professor John Coffee will offer an overview and a roadmap for reform. March 22, 2007
city to plan for economic improvement? What are the constitutional implications of the Kelo
February 22, 2007 STU Law Moot Court Room
October 12, 2006 Noon
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