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WVU College of Law lecture to address Confederate monument removal

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U.S. Attorney Adam Swensek will deliver the Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy Oct. 2. at the WVU College of Law. 
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A top attorney for New Orleans will discuss his city’s removal of Confederate monuments for the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics Monday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the event hall at the West Virginia University College of Law. 

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Adam Swensek is the chief deputy city attorney for the City of New Orleans. From 2015-17, he successfully argued the city’s case in both the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court for removing four Confederate monuments.

Swensek oversees the appellate division of the City of New Orleans and serves as lead trial counsel in many of the city’s highest-profile civil disputes.

The Charles L. Ihlenfeld (1908-89) Lecture annually brings to the WVU College of Law distinguished speakers in public service and ethics. A prominent lawyer for 56 years and a former mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, Ihlenfeld devoted much of his life to public service. The Ihlenfeld Lectures, established in his memory, honor a life and career marked by significant contributions to the practice of law, to the legal profession, and to civic affairs of his state and community.


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