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The 20th anniversary lecture takes place April 23. More information will be posted as soon as details are available. Stay tuned for updates.
The John P. Frank Lecture is Justice and Social Inquiry's signature annual event. The endowed lecture series honors the memory of attorney John P. Frank (1917-2002), a leader in the Arizona legal community and one of our nation's great legal minds.
We thank the individuals and organizations whose support expanded the John P. Frank Memorial Lecture into an endowed Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the School of Social Transformation.
Make a gift to the John P. Frank Memorial Lecture Endowment.
Contact the School of Social Transformation to learn more about the lecture at (480) 965-7682.
Read the edited collection of the first 12 lectures in Law and the Quest for Justice.
John P. Frank is recognized as part of the team that represented Ernesto Miranda before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966 – the case in which the High Court ruled that suspects must be advised of their right to legal counsel. Frank wrote or delivered arguments for numerous First Amendment and desegregation cases and made important contributions to the historical brief for Brown v. Board of Education. He is remembered as well for his expertise in civil procedure and standards for judicial disqualification. A lawyer, constitutional scholar, historian, author and mentor, his opinion was sought by presidents and Supreme Court justices and he was influential in shaping public policy in Arizona and the nation.
The series, which focuses on pressing justice issues of our time, honors Frank's life-long commitments to justice, scholarship and law. Justice and Social Inquiry is proud to host the John P. Frank Lecture, which has been made possible through the generosity of the Phoenix law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (formerly Lewis and Roca), which Frank joined in 1954, and Frank's many friends and admirers.