This campus celebrates Law Day April 30

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

The deadline for photo essay contest is today.

By Karenna Reyna

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

A former sports and entertainment attorney will talk about sports law for the first Law Day at this college.

Lance Jay Luchnick will speak at 10:50 a.m.–noon April 30 in Room 218 of the nursing complex. This college’s Political Communications Committee is presenting the event.

Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Luchnick attended the University of Miami. In the 1980s, he moved to San Antonio to attend law school at St. Mary’s University. He has represented professional athletes like Charles Barkley, Willie Anderson and Deion Sanders. He stopped practicing sports law in 2000, and for the last 15 years has practiced personal injury law in San Antonio.

Luchnick said his years of experience taught him to be a straight shooter.

“It is all about being good and honest at the job, then you can really feel good and be a success,” Luchnick said.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 as Law Day in 1958 to celebrate the nation’s commitment to law, according to americanbar.org.

Other guests include President Robert Vela, who will give the opening remarks, and Sean Luchnick, a St. Mary’s University law student and Luchnick’s son. A Q-and-A session will follow the speakers.

This year’s theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law,” meaning no person or government is above the law.

This is the first year this college has participated in Law Day.

The campus event includes a photo essay contest illustrating this year’s theme. To participate, applicants must complete an online registration form, submit an essay of 150 words or less and a photo that represents this year’s theme. Entries should be dropped off at this campus’s UPS Store in Fletcher Administration Center.

The deadline to submit entries is at 6:30 p.m. today. The PCC will review the entries, and winners will be announced at the event. First prize winner receives $300, second prize $150 and third prize $75.

Supporters for this year’s event include John Hall, vice president of business development for Victory Healthcare, Devils Canyon Ranch and Dr. Lisa Zottarelli, chair of history, economics, anthropology and political science.

For more information, visit www.lawdaysac.blogspot.com or call 210-486-0999.

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