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Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition to feature U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 • Media Contact: Bridget Lewis

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will address the audience at The University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive.

The lecture will focus on his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” which examines the reason an increasingly globalized world obliges the court to consider circumstances beyond American borders.

Tickets for the Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition are available at

Students, faculty and staff may reserve up to two complimentary tickets (must claim by Dec. 9 while supplies last). General admission is $5. Preferred tickets are $35 and include reserved seating near the front of the venue and a parking pass. See map of the campus.

A dinner package also is available for the event. Dinner package holders are offered reserved seating near the front of the venue, a parking pass, and entry to a dinner. Dinner packages are $500 per person. Table seating for 8 is available for $4,000. Contact Mark LaVelle at or 817-272-5235 for more information.

Books may be purchased in the Texas Hall foyer on the evening of the event, while supplies last. Cash, personal checks, and debit/credit cards will be accepted. A book signing will be available for a very limited time after the lecture.

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. Questions may be emailed to or shared via social media using #maverickspeakers. Questions for the Q & A will be selected prior to Dec. 9.

Associate Justice Breyer is a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School.  He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. He also served as a Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg, a Justice Department lawyer in the antitrust division, an assistant Watergate special prosecutor, and chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act. In 1980, he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, and became chief judge in 1990. Four years later, Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton.

Associate Justice Breyer has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, and The Court and the World, which was published in 2015. His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Texas Hall Purse and Bag Policy

Attendees to the event will be subject to a metal detector screening upon entering Texas Hall. A no purse and bag policy will be implemented in an effort to enhance public safety.

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution of about 55,000 students in campus-based and online degree programs and is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets list. Visit to learn more, and find UTA rankings and recognition at

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