South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 3, 2007

South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement

WHO: Yvonne Mokgoro, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

WHAT: University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement

WHEN: May 14, 2007,  3 p.m.

WHERE: Academy of Music

Broad and Locust streets

Yvonne Mokgoro has been at the forefront of building the new South Africa.  Nelson Mandela appointed her to the 11-member Constitutional Court, established in 1994, to defend the country's constitution and civil liberties. She has written many groundbreaking opinions, including the decision to abolish the death penalty in South Africa.  

Prior to becoming a justice, she had far-reaching influence in her work in human rights, women's rights and the impact of law on society.

If you plan to cover this event, please contact Jeanne Leong at 215-573-8151 or jleong@pobox.upenn.edu

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