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It’s Flashback Friday!

Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter.  Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to April 1993 when Canisius welcomed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the keynote speaker for the Raichle Lecture on Law in American Society. The lecture series was – and remains – part of the larger Raichle Pre-Law Center at Canisius.

Established in spring 1981, the program provides pre-professional counseling, advisement and coursework that enriches students’ understanding of the role of law in American society. It is named for Frank G. Raichle HON ’68 who endowed the program. Raichle practiced law in Buffalo for 65 years and was regarded as one of the best trial lawyers in New York State. Though he never attended Canisius, Raichle developed an affinity for the college and in particular its Jesuit principles, values and spirit during his decade-long tenure on the college’s Board of Trustees.

Submitted by: College Communications