Centers & Institutes

Curtis Wilkie

March 13, 2013

Lessons from an Ethical & Criminal Quagmire: What Can We Learn from the Scruggs Case?

Where: The Pacific McGeorge Courtroom
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

When: March 13, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The event will be immediately followed by the Pacific McGeorge Courtroom Grand Opening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

About Curtis Wilkie

A native Mississippian, Curtis Wilkie is a veteran reporter who spent most of his career as a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe. Since retiring in 2000, Wilkie has been a faculty member at the University of Mississippi, where he holds the Kelly G. Cook Chair in Journalism and serves as a fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.

Wilkie is best known for "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer," an analysis of the downfall of prominent plaintiffs' lawyer Dick Scruggs and the shadowy political operators who controlled the state of Mississippi for decades.

During this special presentation, Wilkie will talk about how decisions made by virtually everyone involved in the case — judges, prosecutors, FBI, the defendants who were convicted of crimes, and their rival attorneys whose lawsuits set the stage of the legal (or illegal) environment — must be questioned.