Federation’s Cardozo Society presents speaker series

Jewish Federation’s Cardozo Society for legal professionals is presenting a three-part series featuring a roster of national and international speakers on a variety of topics.

Cardozo members are invited to come to one or all three sessions. Lunch is included. (Dietary laws are observed.) All programs are free of charge for Cardozo Society members.

The three sessions will feature:

• Session I: Professor Asher Maoz, founding Dean of the Law School at the Peres Academic Center named in honor of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Moaz will speak from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Gallop Johnson & Neuman, 101 South Hanley, Suite 1700.  His topic will be “Judaism and Human Rights.” Maoz teaches Constitutional Law, State and Religion, Human Rights and Family Law at Tel-Aviv University. He has taught at several universities in the United States, Europe and Australia and has authored dozens of academic publications.

Session II: Author Seth Stern will speak from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Husch Blackwell LLP, 190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600. He will discuss his recent book, “Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion.”

Stern is a legal affairs reporter at Congressional Quarterly and has covered four Supreme Court confirmations. Seth’s articles and reviews about the court have also appeared in Slate and the Washington Post.

Session III: Attorney Charles Burson will speak from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at RubinBrown, 1 North Brentwood Blvd, 11th Floor. Burson’s topic is “Inside the Clinton-Gore White House: A Personal Account.” Burson, a St. Louis attorney, is former Counsel to the Vice President, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff in The (Clinton-Gore) White House, office of the Vice President from 1997-2001.

He presently teaches at the Washington University School of Law and is of counsel to the St. Louis law firm Bryan Cave. Prior to his stint in The White House, he was Attorney General of the State of Tennessee from 1988-1997. In addition to serving as a Delegate at the 1977 Tennessee Constitutional Convention and as a member and President of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, Burson has argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court.

The Cardozo Society promotes fellowship among Jews in the legal profession and is open to any legal professional. For those over age 40, the Cardozo membership is open to those who contribute $1,800 or more to Jewish Federation’s Annual Community Campaign. For those under age 40, there is a tiered giving structure.

For more information on joining the Society, contact Mindee Fredman at 314-442-3234 or [email protected].