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12 Angry Men: Pre-Theatre Dinner and Program Preceding an Opening Night Performance

Tuesday October 24, 2006

Pre-Theater Bistro Dinner and Conversation
"The Jury as Truth Finder: Fact or Fiction?"
6 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Law

Opening Night Performance
12 Angry Men

8 pm.
Hippodrome Theatre
12 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Please join us for this special School of Law event in conjunction with the Roundabout Theatre Company's opening night performance of 12 Angry Men at the Hippodrome Theatre. As you enjoy a bistro-style dinner with wine, a panel of experts will discuss the ever-evolving nature of the jury. Afterward, take a short walk to the Baltimore premiere of the Tony-nominated Broadway production of this searing courtroom drama. Parking is available in the Grand Garage, adjacent to the School of Law and adjoining the Hippodrome.

About the Panelists

D. Graham Burnett is a historian of science, and currently holds the Christian Gauss Fund University Preceptorship at Princeton University. He is the author of the 2001 book A Trial By Jury, a narrative account of his experience as the jury foreman on a Manhattan murder trial in which he writes "The jury room is a remarkable and largely inaccessible space in our society, a space where ideas, memories, virtues, and prejudices clash with the messy stuff of the big, bad world." Professor Burnett earned a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2001 he taught at Yale and was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written essays and reviews for a variety of publications, including the New Yorker, the Economist, the American Scholar (where he serves on the editorial board), the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New Republic.

The Honorable Deborah Eyler ('81) has served as a Judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals since 1997. A former Chair of the Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, she has served on the Civil Law and Procedure Committee and the Family Law Committee of the Maryland Judicial Conference. In private practice, Judge Eyler was a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Chair of Baltimore County's Trial Courts Nominating Commission, and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association's board of governors. She is the recipient of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation's Award of Special Recognition and the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center's Pro Bono Service Award. Judge Eyler is an Order of the Coif graduate of the School of Law, and holds a B.A. from New York University.

A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Andy Levy ('81) is a partner at the Baltimore firm Brown, Goldstein & Levy and a long time adjunct member of the University of Maryland School of Law faculty. Listed in Best Lawyers in America in both the Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation categories, Mr. Levy is former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law & Practice Section. He has received the Maryland Bar Foundation Professional Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged, the University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association's Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award, and the Arc of Baltimore Stanley S. Herr Advocacy Leadership Award. Mr. Levy's practice is focused on civil, criminal, and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts.

About the Production
Starring Richard Thomas ("The Waltons") and George Wendt ("Cheers"), the Roundabout Theatre Company's 12 Angry Men is the national touring version of the Broadway production that earned three Tony Award nominations and ran for 32 weeks at Roundabout's home theatre in New York. Now on a 19-city national tour, the production received high praise from critics: "The undeniable hit of the Broadway dramatic season" said Jesse McKinley (New York Times); John Simon (New York Magazine) proclaimed it "A classic in the making;" and Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press described it as "Exhilarating! An absorbing theatrical experience."

To Register and Purchase Tickets
The cost for the pre-theater dinner and program is $25 per person. Additionally, the Hippodrome Theatre has reserved a block of seats for School of Law alumni and friends in all price ranges. To register, visit the Hippodrome's web site and use the password unmdlaw to purchase your tickets.

Already have tickets for the show? Click here to make reservations for dinner only.

For additional assistance in making your reservations, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 410-706-2070.

This Program is funded in part by a generous grant from the France Merrick Foundation to the University of Maryland School of Law's Linking Arts & the Law Series.

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