On Oct. 1, 1991, Justice Thurgood Marshall retired as a justice of the United States Supreme Court, thereby ending one of the most distinguished legal careers in American history.
During the span of more than half a century, Marshall served as the Chief Counsel of the NAACP which plotted the successful litigation strategy, and successfully argued in the Supreme Court in cases attacking Jim Crow laws culminating in Brown v. Board of Education; and he was the first African-American to serve as Solicitor General and as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.
Saint Louis University School of Law will pay tribute to Marshall on the 20th anniversary of his Supreme Court retirement from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in room 4 in Morrissey Hall.
Professors Roger L. Goldman, Joel K. Goldstein, Justin Hansford, Anders Walker and Mary Ziegler will discuss some of his contributions. Lisa Sonia Taylor, program director of multicultural affairs and outreach, will moderate.
The program is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Black Law Students' Association and Federalist Society.