Anita L. Allen, a world-renowned scholar in a wide range of areas including privacy law, contemporary ethics and bioethics, mental illness, race relations and gender, will deliver The Quinlan Lecture at 5 p.m. on April 5 at Oklahoma City University School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Allen’s remarks, titled “Unpopular Privacy: The Case for Government Mandates,” will focus on the roles government has played in issuing privacy mandates. She will discuss controversial examples ranging from professional confidentiality rules to anti-nudity rules, solitary confinement and quarantine rules.

Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Harvard Law School graduate authored Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability; Privacy Law: Cases and Materials (with Richard Turkington); Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society; and The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the Twenty-First Century Moral Landscape.

Allen has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Villanova, Yale, and Princeton Universities and the University of Arizona. She has been a distinguished visiting faculty member at Hofstra University. She also has received fellowships from organizations including the Ford Foundation and Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs.

“Anita Allen consistently frames new and central issues and approaches regarding important and controversial matters of law, policy and social norms. Her remarks will challenge, inform and inspire anyone who cares about issues central to democracy,” said OCU law professor Arthur G. LeFrancois.

The Quinlan Lecture is named for long-time OCU law professor Wayne Quinlan. Previous lecturers include U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia and Noah Feldman, New York University law professor and senior adviser for constitutional law for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Oklahoma City University School of Law is fully approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It offers full- and part-time degree programs and serves a diverse student body of approximately 650. Its 5,000 alumni practice in every state and several foreign countries. For more information, visit law.okcu.edu

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