Attorney Butch Bowers to Speak at BJU Pre-Law Forum

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2014) – Columbia attorney Butch Bowers will be the featured speaker for the Bob Jones University Pre-Law Forum Mon., Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Levinson Hall on the BJU campus.

Bowers, a noted First Amendment expert, will address members of the forum concerning the First Amendment and the role it plays in the lives of our nation’s citizens. Bowers’ address will commemorate BJU’s Constitution Week observance.

A resident of Columbia, Bowers graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1988 and an MPA from the College of Charleston in 1993. He graduated cum laude from the Tulane University School of Law in 1998.

Bowers was appointed by President George W. Bush as Special Counsel for Voting Matters in the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as Chairman of the South Carolina State Election Commission from 2004-2007 and as counsel to former Governor Mark Sanford and Governor Nikki Haley.

In addition to his private law practice, Bowers serves as a JAG officer with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the event. Levinson Hall is located near the front entrance of the BJU campus in the Welcome Center.