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Living Law: A Different Perspective

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is excited to welcome Elenor Taylor. Ms. Taylor graduated from CMC in 1981 with a B.A. in political science and religion. She was a staff member of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee while attending the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After receiving a J.D., with honors, from the NLC in 1984, Elenor left her position at the Senate to become a program instructor for the Close Up Foundation. When she moved back to California, she pursued her interest in education, teaching social studies at a local high school even after being sworn in as a member of the State Bar of California in 1985.

As the director of business and legal issues programs for the Constitutional Rights Foundation since 1987, Elenor supervises program development and staff activities for a variety of citizenship and law-related education programs.

Elenor believes that she practices the law as every citizen should, and that it is the responsibility of every individual-not just lawyers-to be aware of the fundamental concepts of law and our legal system. Furthermore, it is the duty of the educational and legal communities to de-mystify the law for young people and challenge them in positive ways to understand and accept this responsibility of citizenship. She will address this view in "Living Law: A Different Perspective."

The reception begins at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:00. If you can't make the dinner, come at 7:00 for the talk.