New Jersey Attorney General to Speak at FDUMADISON, N.J. (October 4, 2010)— New Jersey Attorney General, Paula Dow, will speak on the U.S. Constitution and current issues at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham on October 13, 2010, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Dow’s presentation will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall and a question-and-answer period will follow her lecture.
Dow, the former Essex County Prosecutor, was one of the first Cabinet appointments announced by Governor Chris Christie. She has been serving as Attorney General since January of this year. In Essex County, the state’s largest and busiest prosecutor’s office, Dow served for six years and her tenure as prosecutor was marked by the country’s highest conviction rates since 2000. Under Dow, the prosecutor’s office apprehended and obtained indictments against those accused of the brutal Newark school killings of 2007.
Prior to her appointment as Essex County Prosecutor, Dow served in the U.S. Attorney’s office for several years. From 1994-2003, Dow worked in the District of New Jersey where she served as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney and in the Special Prosecutions Division. Dow also worked in the district of New York from 1987-1994, where she handed cases in the Civil Division.
Dow’s presentation is sponsored by FDU’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. The EOF is a university- and state-sponsored program created in 1969 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students.
The public is invited to attend this lecture and admission is free. For more information, call David Jones at (973) 443-8566. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. 07940.