January/February 2007 issue

Justice Thomas Gives 2007 UALR Arnold Lecture


On February 26th, the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas paid a visit to the University of Arkansas Little Rock Bowen School of Law, where he visited with students and also gave the second annual Arnold Lecture.

Justice Thomas met with students for a question-and-answer session that touched on issues such as affirmative action and what he reads when he is away from the court. He said the most frustrating part of his job is the oral arguments, because he feels that the Court as a whole asks too many questions, rather than allowing adequate time for attorneys to state their case.

Shortly after the Q & A, he presented the second annual Arnold Lecture. This lecture is hosted by the Law School in memory of Judge Richard Arnold and in honor of Judge Morris Arnold.

Justice Thomas’ lecture was a well-received tribute to the Arnold family and particularly to the late Judge Richard Arnold. Following the lecture, the Justice and Judge Arnold attended a reception in the Law School Library.

You can read more about the visit and see more pictures on the UALR School of Law web site.