Harrisburg, Pa. - The Widener University School of Law - Harrisburg will host a talk by Patricia Millett, who has argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any women in practice today, on Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Room A180 of the Administration Building at Widener's Campus at 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg.
Millett, a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, is co-chair of the firm's Supreme Court practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Millett served as an assistant to the solicitor general at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1996 to Sept. 2007. During that time, she argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court and she briefed more than 40 cases.
In 2004, Millett was awarded the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for representing the interests of the Unites States before the Supreme Court. Her areas of emphasis include federalism and congressional power, religion, civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act and access to information.
Millett received her juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1988, and earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1985.