Waynesburg’s Stover Center to host Judge Gary Glazer

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-16-Stover-Center-Lecture-Series_Glazer.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will host Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer Thursday, Oct. 26. Judge Glazer will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall which is free and open to the public.

Titled “The Challenge to Chat – How Can We Talk to Each Other?,” the lecture will explore the challenges of being a prospective lawyer or public leader in today’s polarizing political climate. Glazer will stress the importance of civil discourse and respect for the Rule of Law in the context of ethical challenges that exist in America’s cultural divide.

“We are very pleased that Judge Glazer will share his insights about professionalism, civil discourse and the Rule of Law which he has gleaned from a distinguished career of ethical leadership with Waynesburg University students,” said Dr. Lawrence Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and associate professor of ethics constitutional law.

Glazer was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 1991. In 2011, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to clean up corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court system.

Prior to the bench, he served as an assistant United States attorney in Philadelphia and was chief of the Fraud Section. Glazer began his career working for private law firms in Philadelphia and Chicago.

He was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture in French at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris concerning the American judicial process. He has also lectured in England, Russia and Belarus, and has published articles in France and the United States.

Glazer currently serves as an adjunct instructor in trial practice at the Villanova University Law School.

He attended The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude with distinction, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

For more information, contact Stratton at lstratto@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7702.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu