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School of Law's Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Former General Counsel to the U.S. Defense Department

George Watson

September 21, 2015

Stephen Preston also served as general counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency.

WHAT: Stephen Preston will present “Reflections of a Wartime General Counsel” as the 2015 speaker in the Texas Tech Law Review's Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series.

WHEN: Noon Friday (Sept. 25)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

WHO: Preston is the former principal deputy general counsel to the Department of Defense and former general counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He has also served as a deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice and general counsel to the United States Navy. He stepped down from his post in the Defense Department in June.

Before his military service, Preston spent several years in private practice after earning a degree from Harvard Law.

His lecture will expound on several significant law-related projects during his time with the Department of Defense, discuss broad observations about his time with the Defense Department and CIA and lessons he has learned from his experiences.

Those attending the event will receive one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

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CONTACT:Kari Abitbol, director of communications, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 834-8591 or kari.abitbol@ttu.edu.