SPOKANE, Wash. – William K. Suter, clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, will deliver the Gonzaga University School of Law’s 2011 Luvera Lecture at 5 p.m., Monday, March 14 in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Serving as the 19th clerk of the nation’s highest court since 1991, Suter’s responsibilities include managing the Supreme Court’s calendar, overseeing the Supreme Court Bar, and attending all of its oral arguments. He is a frequent lecturer at law schools, bar association meetings and civic functions.
Previously, Suter was a career Army judge advocate and retired as a major general in 1990. He has served in numerous leadership positions worldwide, including chief judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals and commander, deputy staff judge advocate of the U.S. Army Vietnam, staff judge advocate of the 101st Airborne Division, commandant of the Judge Advocate General School, and assistant judge advocate general of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Parachutist Badge.
Suter is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio and the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.
Distinguished Gonzaga Law School alumni Paul and Lita Barnett Luvera established the Luvera Lecture Series in 1990. Since then, the series has brought many excellent speakers to Gonzaga Law School.