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William Sessions
William Sessions

UTSA hosts lecture by former FBI director, judge

By Richard Gambitta
Director and Associate Professor, Institute for Law and Public Affairs

The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs will host a lecture by William S. Sessions, former FBI director and U.S. judge, who will speak on law and justice at 9:15 a.m., Thursday, July 24 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Free and open to the public, the speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The lecture is presented as part of the Summer Law School Preparation Academy of the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs.

The event is associated with the institute's lecture series, Lives and Lessons in the Law: The Pursuance of Justice. The lecture is sponsored by a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably funded bar foundation.

For more information, contact Anthony Arriaga at (210) 458-2992.

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About William S. Sessions

A frequent expert commentator on legal matters, William S. Sessions is a partner with Holland Knight in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on alternative dispute resolution procedures. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, the International Center for Dispute Resolution and for the CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution as a district panelist, national panelist of distinguished neutrals and on the arbitration appeal panel.

Sessions earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Baylor University in 1956 and a J.D. degree from the Baylor University School of Law in 1958. Following 10 years of private practice with the firm of Haley, Fulbright, Winniford, Sessions Bice in Waco, Texas, Sessions served as section chief of the Government Operations Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, U.S district judge and chief judge for the Western District of Texas, and FBI director.

His honors include Lawyer of the Year, Baylor University Law School, 1988; The Best Lawyers in America, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-2008 and The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2007-2008.

Read more about William Sessions:

Read discussion on the Travlin' Rose's Gypsy Journal blog about Sessions' recent comments on the Boumedienne v. Bush habeas corpus case.

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