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May 10 Investiture Ceremony for Douglas Eakeley as First Holder of Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law

EDITOR’S NOTE: News media are invited to send reporters and photographers to this event. If you plan to attend, please contact Janet Donohue at jdonohue@andromeda.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5553. (The investiture was rescheduled from November 2012 due to superstorm Sandy.)

April 29, 2013 – 

The investiture ceremony of Rutgers School of Law–Newark Professor Douglas S. Eakeley as the first holder of the Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the law school.

What:Colorful ceremonial event at which Rutgers School of Law–Newark Professor Douglas S. Eakeley will be formally invested in the new Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law
Who:Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi
Rutgers–Newark Interim Chancellor Philip L. Yeagle
Rutgers School of Law–Newark Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. (on temporary assignment to the university as Senior Vice President and General Counsel)
Roger Lowenstein, Founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Douglas S. Eakeley, Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law 
When:3 pm Friday, May 10, 2013
Where:Herbert M. Ellend Atrium (lower level), Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Background:

The Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law at Rutgers School of Law–Newark was established by the late Alan V. Lowenstein, founder of Lowenstein Sandler PC, one of the leading law firms in New Jersey, and a major figure in the state’s legal and non-profit communities. 

Douglas Eakeley is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney, who is as respected for his dedication to increasing legal services for the poor as he is for his success in complex commercial litigation. Additional background on Professor Eakeley and the Lowenstein Chair is available at http://www.law.newark.rutgers.edu/nationally-prominent-litigator-douglas-eakeley-appointed-first-alan-v-lowenstein-chair-corporate-and.