Public invited to hear F. Lee Bailey speak at MTSU

Public invited to hear F. Lee Bailey speak at MTSU

Noted trial attorney F. Lee Bailey will be speaking at MTSU next week, discussing the U.S. Senate hearings on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bailey, who is known for his many high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson trial, will speak from 10:20 to 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.

F. Lee Bailey flyerThe talk is open to the public and MTSU community, but seating will be limited. A political science class and Department of Political Science and International Relations Chair Michael Federici’s Constitutional law class also will be in attendance.

“He’s something of a legal legend,” Dr. John Vile, University Honors College dean and former political science chair, said of Bailey.

The attorney was one of 100 key figures in a two-volume book titled “Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia,” published in 2001 by ABC/CLIO. Vile was editor of the publication.

“He established himself very early in his career and he became a very skilled criminal lawyer,” Vile added.

The noted attorney’s MTSU visit is one of several scheduled around the country at other colleges and universities.

A campus parking map is available at Off-campus visitors attending the lecture can obtain a special one-day permit at

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