Temple Law School Professor David Kairys will present his acclaimed memoir, Philadelphia Freedom on October 28th at 1:10 pm in the Faculty Lounge. As a civil rights lawyer who began his career during the 1960s, Professor Kairys possesses a wealth of experience in fighting racial discrimination, defending the right to privacy, and promoting free speech through impact litigation. Professor Kairys will discuss his development as a civil rights lawyer and his thoughts concerning how civil rights law is evolving in today’s post 9/11 society.
“With engaging, insider stories of innovative legal strategies of a truly creative lawyer, this book evokes the ebullient spirit of progressive social change launched in the 1960s and should be read by aspiring and practicing lawyers as well as anyone interested in American social history. Philadelphia Freedom reads like a suspense novel and reveals how novel legal and political thinking can and does make a real difference to individuals and to the quality of justice.”
—Martha L. Minow, Dean, Harvard Law School