Attorney General Eric Holder to Visit Mason Law School on Sept. 30

Posted: September 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

The Mason law community will welcome U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Law School on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1:15 p.m. in Room 225 of Hazel Hall on the Arlington Campus.

Holder will give a speech to Mason law students, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Holder was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on Feb.3, 2009. Prior to becoming attorney general, Holder was a
litigation partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.

Holder served as deputy attorney general following his appointment to that position by President Clinton in 1997. Prior to that, he served as
U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and also was nominated by President Reagan to be an associate judge of the Superior Court of
the District of Columbia in 1988.

Holder, a native of New York City, attended Columbia College, where he majored in American history, graduating in 1973. He graduated from
Columbia Law School in 1976.

While in law school, he clerked at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. After his law
school graduation, Holder joined the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program and worked in the Public
Integrity Section investigating and prosecuting official corruption on the local, state and federal levels.

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