The lead counsel for Terry Nichols, convicted conspirator in the Oklahoma
City bombing, is coming to speak at the UT College of Law.
Michael Tigar, professor of law at American University will deliver the
1999 Charles H. Miller Lecture in Professional Responsibility at the UT
College of Law on Tuesday Oct. 19.
Tigar's experience in law comes both as a practicing lawyer and a
professor. He won an honorable retirement case for an Air Force woman who
was accused of violating the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on
homosexuals in the military. He also helped exonerate accused Nazi John
In the Nichols case, Tigar secured a separate trial. Ultimately, the jury
found Nichols guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for his role in
the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma
Tigar attended the University of California at Berkeley and received both
his B.A. and J.D. degrees there. While he was in law school, he edited the
California Law Review and received the John Minor Wisdom Public Service
Award and the Letellier-Moffitt Human Rights Award.
For over 30 years Tigar has been teaching, writing, and litigating on four
continents. He worked with the African National Congress on a new
constitution for South Africa and also teaches law in Aix-en-Provence each
year. His books include Examining Witnesses; Persuasion; and
Federal Appeals Jurisdiction and Practice.
The lecture will be from 11:10 am until 12:25 pm in Room 132 at the College
of Law. Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public.
Tigar to speak at UT on law
Published: Tue Oct 19, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:00 p.m.