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May 18, 2006

Press Contact: Jodi Bart, UT Law Communications, (512) 232-1408 or

Prof. Roy Mersky to Deliver Address at Scribes Annual Meeting

AUSTIN, Texas— Professor Roy Mersky will discuss "Issues in Legal Research and Writing" at the annual luncheon for Scribes, the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, on Sat., Aug. 5, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mersky is the Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law and Director of Research at the Jamail Center for Legal Research of the Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas School of Law.

The luncheon is held in conjunction with the American Bar Association's annual meeting and is sponsored by Thomson West. Professor Mersky will be introduced by Dean Donald J. Dunn of the University of La Verne School of Law. Dunn is co-author with Mersky on Fundamentals of Legal Research, now in its 8th edition.

About Professor Mersky:

During his more than 30 years at Texas, Professor Mersky has overseen the evolution of UT's law library into one of the preeminent research facilities in the nation, and the development of its professional library staff into a training ground for law library directors around the country. In addition, Professor Mersky has done extensive writing, primarily in the areas of legal research and Supreme Court history. He is the co-author of a number of books, including Fundamentals of Legal Research (Foundation, 7th ed., 1998), and Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee (William S. Hein, 1975-1996). He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the American College of Law Practice & Management. Mersky is also a past president of Scribes.

About Scribes:

Scribes is a national society of lawyers, judges, legal editors, and law school deans and professors who support Scribes' goal of promoting excellence in legal writing.

Luncheon Details:

Who:Members of Scribes and others interested in legal writing are invited to attend the luncheon.
Where: The Roof Garden on the sixth floor of the Banyan Wing of the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel, Honalulu, Hawaii.
When: Sat., Aug. 5, 2006 at 12 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person or $50 with a guest. Checks should be made out to Scribes and sent to Prof. Joseph Kimble, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P.O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI 48901.

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