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Judge from European Court of Human Rights to deliver Lane Lecture

Judge from European Court of Human Rights to deliver Lane Lecture

Judge Dragoljub Popovic of the European Court of Human Rights will address the topic of judicial discretion in the jurisprudence of that court during the annual Lane Foundation Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Creighton University School of Law, room 124. The lecture is free to the public. A reception will follow.

Judge Popovic was born in Serbia and awarded legal degrees, including a Doctor of Laws, from the University of Belgrade. He holds an additional degree in Comparative Law from the International Faculty of comparative law in Brussels, Belgium. He served as Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to Switzerland, 2001-04, and he was president of the Serbian Association of Constitutionalists, 2005-07. He is a prolific scholar, authoring numerous articles and seven books on topics ranging from historical works on parliamentary government to the European Court of Human Rights.

The Lane Lecture Series each year brings to Creighton University an outstanding attorney, judge or legal educator to discuss timely and important topics of concern to the legal community. The Lecture Series is named for Winthrop and Frances Land, long-time Omahans who provided many charitable gifts to the community.

Winthrop Lane, born in Omaha in 1889, attended Harvard Law School and was admitted to the Nebraska Bar in 1918. He was a partner in the firm of Rose, Wells, Martin & Lane, a predecessor to the Baird Holm law firm in Omaha. Lane practiced in the areas of corporate and municipal bond law. Frances Lane attended Wellesley and Radcliffe colleges and married Winthrop Lane in 1919. The Lane Foundation Lecture Series was made possible by a grant from the Winthrop and Frances Lane Foundation of Omaha.