Ms. Scheiber-Kurtz is an active member of the Women of the Harvard Club Committee (WOHC) and invites you to attend:
Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist
Thursday, March 11, 2010 | One Federal Street, 38th Floor
7:30 am Breakfast, Presentation and Book Signing
Registration: Tania Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 450-8468
Linda Fairstein is one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. From 1972 to 2002, she served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for twenty-six years. In 1988, she was the lead attorney in the homicide prosecution of Robert Chambers of the ‘Preppy Murder’ case. Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College (1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1972). In 1998, Fairstein’s law school classmates established a scholarship fund in her honor, the Fairstein Public Service Scholarship, which supports law school students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector.
Ms. Fairstein is the author of an internationally best-selling series of crime novels – translated into more than a dozen languages – which feature Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. The twelfth in the series, Hell Gate, debuts in March, 2010, published by Dutton. She is also the author of the 1993 non-fiction work, Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is a regular contributor on criminal justice issues to magazines, journals, and on-line publications like The Daily Beast.
Price per person: $17.50 (plus Club charge & tax) includes breakfast, presentation and book signing. Copies of Linda Fairstein’s book will be available for purchase. Parking will not be included. Cancellation date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010.