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.