Real-life Olivia Pope speaks at the U of M this month

Attention “Scandal” fans – the woman whose career is the inspiration for the hit ABC show is coming to the University of Memphis Law School Feb. 21.

Judy Smith will give the keynote address for the school’s Diversity and Pre-Law Day. The event is a preparation and preview day for individuals who are enrolled or have graduated from an undergraduate institution and are interested in attending law school. This year’s theme is “Planning for Success,” which makes a crisis-fixer like Judy a natural speaking fit.

From the school:

“Her notable career is the inspiration behind Shonda Rhimes’ hit television drama “Scandal”, of which she is co-executive producer. Smith is also the author of “Good Self, Bad Self” in which she offers insight on transforming your worst qualities into your biggest assets for success.”