Former U.S. Attorney General to speak at law school Tuesday

Chandler Wright

The former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be speaking at the law school on Tuesday in room 188 at 6:15 p.m. in an event hosted by the Law Republicans and the Federalist Society.

James Tarbox, the co-vice president of the Law Republicans, said the Alabama state Republican party offered this opportunity to the organization after another event was cancelled.

“Especially at the law school, when you have the opportunity to bring someone who was the top lawyer for the country, you just can’t pass that opportunity up, especially the fact that he served more recently under President Bush,” Tarbox said.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and all University of Alabama students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. The line to enter will form in the front lobby of the law school.

“Because we wanted to invite the entire campus, we’ve asked Gonzales to talk about non-partisan issues,” Tarbox said. “This is not a campaign rally or anything like that.”

After Gonzales’ comments, as time permits, students will have the opportunity to ask him questions about his service as attorney general.

“We’re hoping that he’ll talk about some of his time as attorney general and some of the things that happened working for the president from 2005 to 2007 and we’ll see what happens from there,” Tarbox said. “If time permits, he’ll be answering questions from the audience.”

Light refreshments will be served following Gonzales’ comments. Business casual dress is recommended. For more information, contact James Tarbox at james.tarbox@gmail.com. The event is also supported by the Student Bar Association and the Law School.