Shapiro lecture featuring Kenneth J. Rose ('81): "Finding Purpose: Lessons learned in law school and 30 years of representing inmates on death row"

  • Starts: 12:45 pm on Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Ends: 1:45 pm on Friday, April 1, 2011
This year's Shapiro lecture will feature Kenneth J. Rose ('81), senior staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in North Carolina. Rose’s 10-year battle to save a mentally challenged farmhand from execution is chronicled in "The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates," by John Temple. About the Shapiro lecture: Max M. Shapiro graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1933 and quickly made a name for himself as an outstanding trial lawyer, practicing in New London, Connecticut. A recognized leader of the profession, he was chosen by his peers to serve as president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Throughout his 60 year legal career, he embraced the role of mentor, inspiring younger attorney’s through the strength of his character. Max Shapiro never stopped thinking about a lawyer’s duty and he never stopped caring about Boston University School of Law. When Mr. Shapiro died, his son, Andrew Shapiro (‘77), his daughter, Suellen Kadis and his son-in-law, Larry Kadis, established a fund for an annual lecture in their father’s name at the School. The Max M. Shapiro Lecture is the School’s principle endowed lectureship and a fitting tribute to the memory of a lawyer who was devoted to examining the place of legal ethics in trial advocacy. For more information, please e-mail
BU Law, Barristers Hall

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