Philip Anderson, Former ABA President, to Speak at Law School

Philip Anderson, a former president of the American Bar Association, will give a talk at the law school on Wednesday, February 28, entitled, "The Death and Life of Great American Lawyers:  A Study in Professionalism."  The program will begin at noon in Courtroom 1312.

Mr. Anderson, a member of Williams & Anderson PLC, Little Rock, Arkansas, was President of the American Bar Association in 1998-1999.  He was instrumental in the leadership for the revision of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  He is on the governing board of the American Law Institute, and he has served on the Advisory Committee for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, The Law Governing Lawyers, which was published in 2001. 

Since 1979, Mr. Anderson has been a member of the American Bar Association’s policy-making House of Delegates, which he chaired from 1992-1994.  He has received numerous awards for his advocacy for immigration reform on behalf of detained immigrants from the American Immigration Foundation, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project in Boston.

He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Law Review.