Public interest law discussed

Arthur Bryant, executive director of Public Justice, will speak about his work as a public interest attorney during the inaugural event in the Dean A. Robb Public Interest Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Wayne State University Law School.

The lecture will be delivered in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the lecture set for  6:30 p.m. 

The series is sponsored by the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School.

The events are intended to inspire law students, attorneys, public interest groups and everyday citizens to become more active in public service and public interest law.

Public Justice, a project of the Public Justice Foundation, takes on cases that few others have the resources to handle, and “holds corporate and government wrongdoers accountable.”

During his long career, Bryant has pursued cases focused on workers’ civil rights, environmental protection and consumer rights.

The lecture series honors Wayne Law alumnus Dean Robb, a civil rights attorney and social activist who was Public Justice’s president in 1982-83.