Consumer Activist, Presidential Candidate and American Icon Ralph Nader to Visit UB

Release Date: November 13, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ralph Nader, whose crusades to protect the environment and everyday citizens have changed the landscape of American life and permanently raised the country's ecological consciousness, will be the guest of the University at Buffalo Law School at 2:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) in 108 O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

Members of the media interested in attending should call Charles Anzalone in UB's Office of Communications at (716) 645-5000, ext. 1412, before the event or (716) 440-8824 on site at the lecture.

Nader, who ran as an Independent candidate in this month's presidential election, will speak between an hour and 90 minutes on "Corporate Power, Law Firms and Law Schools." Nader will also be available for questions from the media, students and faculty after his presentation.

The event is open to law students, faculty and members of the media. He also will sign copies of his book, "The Good Fight" following his presentation.

Nader has been synonymous with consumer rights and protecting the environment from corporate exploitation since he wrote "Unsafe at Any Speed" in 1965, a detailed study revealing many American-made automobiles were not safe. He has continued four decades of national and sometimes international activism, becoming a tireless and outspoken critic of nuclear power, the dangers of multi-national corporations and abuses of power among national agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration.

He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine in 1990 and one of the magazine's 100 most influential Americans in history in 2006. Nader's role as a third-party candidate and his candidacy's influence on the outcome of each election has been a frequent topic of debate among political experts.

Nader will appear as a guest of the UB Law School Student Bar Association.

Media Contact Information

Charles Anzalone
News Content Manager
Educational Opportunity Center, Law,
Nursing, Honors College, Student Activities

Tel: 716-645-4600