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By Carolyn Classen, blogger

“In this webinar, Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School will discuss threats to American democracy posed by a range of socio-political developments, the role of the United States Supreme Court in these developments, and how to better protect democracy from these perils.

Professor Klarman will be joined by Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Supreme Court reporter and Yale Senior Research Scholar. The discussion will be moderated by UCLA Law Professor David Marcus.

This event is sponsored by Arizona Law’s student chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Arizona Law’s faculty enrichment committee. Co-sponsors include the Arizona Lawyer Chapter of the ACS and fellow student ACS chapters from across the country.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12-1:30 p.m.

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Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1983, and his D. Phil. in legal history from the University of Oxford (1988), where he was a Marshall Scholar. He is the author of From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2004); Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement (2007);Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History (2007); and From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2012).


Linda Greenhouse is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and writes a biweekly op-ed column on law as a contributing columnist. Ms. Greenhouse received several major journalism awards during her 40-year career at the Times, including the Pulitzer Prize (1998) and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School (2004). She is the author of Becoming Justice Blackmun (2005); Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel (2010); The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2012); The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (with Michael J. Graetz) (2016); and Just a Journalist: Reflections on the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between (2017).


David Marcus is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Marcus received his B.A. from Harvard University and studied at the University of Cambridge before earning his J.D. from Yale Law School. Marcus’s publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others.

This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward the annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona. There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public.

REGISTER NOW: https://arizona.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jwxIc9WVSH2F6Roa85P3EQ

Questions? Contact Bernadette Wilkinson. (bwilkins@arizona.edu)”


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