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U.S. Solicitor General to Speak at Annual Bellwood Lecture

August 16, 2022

MOSCOW, Idaho —  The University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho State Bar Association will host United States Solicitor General Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar for the 2022 Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial Lecture on Sept. 6-7 in Boise and Moscow.

Prelogar, born and raised in Boise, will first present at 5 p.m. Sept. 6 in JUMP Boise’s Pioneer Room. She will then deliver her Moscow lecture, “When Justice is Done: Representing the United States in the Supreme Court,” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. All times are local.

Both events are free to the public. The Moscow lecture will stream live at uidaho.edu/live.

Prelogar is the 48th solicitor general of the United States and serves as the fourth highest ranking Department of Justice official. As solicitor general, she conducts and supervises all of the U.S. federal government’s litigation in the Supreme Court.

As the largest endowed lecture series at U of I, the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures bring prominent local, regional and national leaders to the state of Idaho and U of I. The Boise event was added for Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ appearance in 2009 to celebrate the College of Law’s centennial anniversary.

Prelogar graduated from Boise High School before receiving a bachelor’s from Emory University, a master’s from University of St. Andrew’s and graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She won Miss Idaho USA in 2001 and Miss Idaho in 2004.

Before being confirmed in 2021 as solicitor general, Prelogar served in several DOJ leadership roles, including as assistant to the solicitor general for five years. Preolgar, who is fluent in Russian, also served as assistant special counsel on Robert S. Mueller III’s 2016 election interference and obstruction of justice investigation. After law school, she clerked under D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick B. Garland, who is now attorney general.

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Joe St. Pierre
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College of Law
208-885-7115
jstpierre@uidaho.edu

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