Much has been made by Pat Lykos and Dick DeGuerin about the videotape of Kelly Siegler speaking to a group of law students, lately. Today, I received an e-mail regarding a letter sent by the Professor at South Texas who had invited Kelly to speak in his class. Read it, and decide for yourself:
In recent weeks, prosecutor Kelly Siegler has been questioned about comments made several years ago to students in my trial practice course at South TexasCollege of Law. Ms. Siegler has responded fully to those questions. Though I have no desire to inject myself into the politics of the current race, I do feel an obligation to provide a couple of balancing facts within my knowledge that may help set the recordstraight.
Kelly Siegler has given freely of her time to speak to my classes over a number of years. As a bona fide courtroom warrior, she had always provided real-world insights into the workings of the adversary system of justice. I utilize transcripts of her trial performances as teaching models for law students and practicing lawyers.
Ms. Siegler has a standing invitation to address my classes on the subject of criminal trial advocacy.
Professor Ray Moses
My understanding is that a copy of this letter was sent to the Houston Chronicle, although I doubt they would publish it.