Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree (left) provided a memorable keynote address at 2008 Hamline Law Dean's Dinner. He traced the idea of "We the People" from the founding fathers, to Dred Scott, to Lyndon B. Johnson, finally to his former Harvard Law student and U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama.
Professor Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Dean Lewis introduced Professor Ogletree and reminiscenced about their days as students at Harvard Law School in the 1970s. Hamline University President Linda Hanson began the evening by introducing Dean Lewis, and noting that Hamline Law School alumni most recently achieved among the highest bar passage rates in the state.
A recording of the Dean's Dinner program can be heard on Minnesota Public Radio at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/26/midday2/
Slideshow of the event: