G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence: Marie-Therese Connolly, Elder Justice Advocate Panel Discussion
Connolly, who recently received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship for her work to prevent elderly abuse, is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is formerly the director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative.
The G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence Program is supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The program’s purpose is to bring outstanding legal scholars, practitioners and advocates from the field of public service to UT Law to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career.
Press Release: Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow and advocate for the elderly, G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, February 18-21, 2013