This evening, Perkins Coie partner Howard Cabot will describe his work on the global stage.

As Daniel Rothenberg, Executive Director for the school’s Center for Law and Global Affairs, describes it, Cabot, a well-known local lawyer and adjunct at the College of Law, will discuss his commitment to taking 3-4 month sabbaticals as an integral part of being a partner at a major law firm. The sabbatical system he supports is practiced by a handful of firms and requires that partners spend the time away from the firm doing something substantive and engaging.

Cabot recently returned from a trip to Argentina, Bosnia, Croatia, Israel and South Africa, where he spoke about his experiences defending a Guantanamo Bay detainee while learning how local advocates used the law and courts to face authoritarian repression, conflict and apartheid.

The goal of this event is to open up a conversation about the nature of a career in corporate law while providing a personal case of the value of linking domestic legal practice with a comparison of how others around the world face questions of human rights and the rule of law.

Dean Douglas Sylvester will introduce Cabot, and Rothenberg will manage the interview portion, which will be followed by questions.

More detail is here.

I hope to see you there.