May 1, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 16

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    Atty. Gen. Reno speaking on campus today

    Law School visit in honor of National Law Day U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will be on campus today, May 1, speaking to students at the Law School on the role of lawyers today. The event is in honor of National Law Day.

    Reno is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. in the Law School auditorium. A UCID will be required for admittance. As of press time, details of her visit were still being determined; to confirm the time and place of Reno's speech, call the Student Activities information desk at 702-8787.

    Reno is the first woman appointed U.S. Attorney General. Nominated by President Clinton, she has held the post since 1993.

    Reno began her foray into law in 1960 as one of only 16 women in a class of more than 500 students at Harvard, where she received her LL.B. in 1963.

    She was in private practice as an attorney until 1971, when she was appointed staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives and helped revise the Florida court system. In 1973, she was named counsel for the state senate's committee responsible for revising the Florida Criminal Code. Later that year she accepted a position in the Dade County State Attorney's office.

    In 1976, she left the state attorney's office to become a partner in a private Miami law firm. Two years later, when the State Attorney for Dade County stepped down prior to the end of his term, Reno was appointed to the post. She was elected State Attorney in 1978 and held that post until she was nominated U.S. Attorney General.