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Oct. 15, 2002
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Media Advisory

Celebrated Attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., speaks about his new book at California State University, Dominguez Hills

"A Lawyer's Life" explores Cochran's pursuit to improve the U.S. judicial process

CARSON, Calif. - Celebrated civil rights attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., will speak at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) about his new book, "A Lawyer's Life," on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. in the University Theatre. Cochran will explore his rise to prominence in the legal profession and the cases that have contributed to his growing popularity.

WHO: Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Civil Rights Attorney

Book Signing and Speech about "A Lawyer's Life"

WHERE: California State University, Dominguez Hills, University Theatre, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m.

Cochran is considered in some circles as one of America's most celebrated and visible attorneys. His new book, "A Lawyer's Life," will be the topic of a special speaking engagement at Cal State Dominguez Hills and will serve as the context for a penetrating analysis of his career.

Drawing from more than 40 years in the courtroom, Cochran is expected to explore the events that have contributed to his rise as an outspoken and controversial civil rights attorney. He will examine high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which Cochran admits catapulted him on the national stage in civil and criminal litigation.

Cochran will also sign copies of his book, "A Lawyer's Life," following his speech and analysis. The book can be purchased at 2000+ Bookstore in Long Beach or during the book signing. The store's phone number is (562) 435-1199. Books can also be purchased via the Internet at

California State University, Dominguez Hills, takes pride in offering a 'World of Opportunity' to anyone who desires a quality higher education. Please visit the university's website at for information on campus curriculum and activities.

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