“A Symposium on the Life and Career of Justice Antonin Scalia” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Basset Road. This event, sponsored by the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association (CIABA), is free and open to the public.
Quinnipiac Law Professor Stephen G. Gilles will moderate the symposium panel, which will include: Fox News Legal Analyst Arthur Aidala, Esq.; the Honorable Jon C. Blue of the Connecticut Superior Court, New Haven; Professor Gary S. Lawson of Boston University School of Law; and Brendon P. Levesque, Esq. of Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C.
In 1986, President Ronald Regan appointed Scalia to the Supreme Court, where he served until his death on February 13, 2016. Scalia was the first Italian-American to serve on the Supreme Court. His father came to the United States from Sicily as a teenager and his mother was a first generation Italian-American. Scalia grew up in Queens, New York, as an only child. He graduated valedictorian from Georgetown University in 1957 and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.
The Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, founded in 1993 by now Connecticut Superior Court Judge Richard M. Marano, maintains a large membership throughout Connecticut. It is an affiliate of the National Italian American Bar Association, and has also been recognized by the Connecticut Bar Association as an “Affinity Bar.” For more information on CIABA, visit www.ctitalianlawyers.org.
For more information about the event, contact CIABA President Dan Elliott at [email protected].