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Ihlenfeld Lecture to discuss Confederate monuments

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — A top attorney for New Orleans will discuss the city’s removal of Confederate monuments for the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics on Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m. in the event hall at WVU Law.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

WVU Law Adam Swensek photo 2017 Ihlenfeld Lecture

Adam Swensek is the chief deputy city attorney for the City of New Orleans. From 2015-17, he successfully argued the city’s case in both the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court for removing four Confederate monuments.

Swensek oversees the appellate division of the City of New Orleans and serves as lead trial counsel in many of the city’s highest-profile civil disputes.

The Charles L. Ihlenfeld (1908-89) Lecture annually brings to the WVU College of Law distinguished speakers in public service and ethics. A prominent lawyer for 56 years and a former mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, Ihlenfeld devoted much of his life to public service. The Ihlenfeld lectures, established in his memory, honor a life and career marked by significant contributions to the practice of law, to the legal profession, and to civic affairs of his state and community.

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