Professor Rick Tepker will speak on "The Impeachment Dilemma" at the Democratic Tyner Cornbread and Beans lunch at noon Friday at the West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1309 W. Boyd St. in Norman.
Optional cafeteria-style meal will start at 11:30 a.m. Overflow parking is available two doors east on the north end of the church parking lot on Berry Road and Boyd.
Tepker is the first member of the OU law faculty to appear, argue and win a case before the United States Supreme Court. He has had a wide range of university and professional service, including chairman of the university Faculty Senate, two-time chair of the campus Tenure Committee, secretary for the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law, historian of the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and professor-in-residence for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tepker is author of many law review articles and has earned numerous university teaching awards, including the University of Oklahoma Regents Award for Superior Teaching and the Merrick Foundation Award. In September 1998, the Regents of the University of Oklahoma named Tepker as the first Calvert Chair of Law and Liberty. He teaches courses in the areas of constitutional law, employment law and equal employment opportunity.
Tepker is a 1973 graduate of Claremont Men's College. He earned his law degree in 1976 from Duke University. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Beta Kappa and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining the OU faculty, he practiced law for five years, specializing in labor and employment issues, as an associate with the Los Angeles firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.