Program - 5 pm, Presidential Learning Center
Reception - 6:30 pm, Ruwe Terrance
Dinner (Limited Seating) - 7:30 pm, Presidential Learning Center Mezzanine
WILLIAM FRENCH SMITH (1917-1990) served as the 74th Attorney General of the United States (1981-1985). In so many ways, he was the embodiment of rectitude and integrity. A towering figure in the Los Angeles legal community, this learned and gentle man was the loving husband of the elegant Jean Webb Smith and the father of four children whose lives honor their father’s memory. Bill brought his mature insight and stature to his work as Attorney General, refashioning antitrust law and advancing President Reagan's efforts to streamline government regulation.
The Pepperdine School of Law, where Bill served on the Board of Visitors, is honored to pay tribute to his memory and service through this annual lecture series.
This lecture was made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, including lecture benefactors:
Herbert & Elinor Nootbaar
The Annenberg Foundation
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Vladmir A. Gusinski
David D. Hiller
Ken and Alice Starr
Views and opinions expressed by Pepperdine University School of Law are not necessarily shared by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation.