12:00PM - February 27, 2020 - Gittis 2
On Thursday, February 27, at noon, in Gittis 2, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society and the Quattrone Center in welcoming Shon Hopwood of Georgetown Law for a discussion on criminal justice reform. Professor Hopwood’s unusual legal journey began not at law school, but federal prison, where he learned to write briefs for prisoners while serving a 12-year sentence for bank robberies. After earning his law degree, he clerked for Judge Janice Brown at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and currently teaches Criminal Law and Procedure. Joining Professor Hopwood for this discussion will be Judge Stephanos Bibas of the Third Circuit. Chinese food, with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00PM - February 26, 2020 - Gittis 214
On Wednesday, February 26, at noon, in Gittis 214, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Professor Richard Epstein for a discussion on the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. A graduate of Yale Law, Professor Epstein is widely regarded as one of the most influential legal scholars in the country. He has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago and New York University law schools. Joining Professor Epstein for this discussion will be Mitchell Berman, a Penn Law professor. Chick-fil-A, with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00PM - February 20, 2020 - Gittis 213
On Thursday, February 20, at noon, in Gittis 213, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Judge Chad Readler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A graduate of Michigan Law, Judge Readler began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Alan Norris on the Sixth Circuit. After practicing at Jones Day in Ohio, he served as the principal deputy and acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice. He was nominated to the court by President Trump in 2018. Judge Readler will be discussing his transition from the executive to the judicial branch. Mexican food, with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00PM - February 12, 2020 - Gittis 1
On Wednesday, February 12, at noon, in Gittis 1, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Stephen Halbrook for a discussion on past and upcoming Second Amendment litigation. A graduate of Georgetown Law, Mr. Halbrook is the winner of three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Printz v. United States and United States v. Thompson-Center Arms Company. He has authored numerous books on the Second Amendment and is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. Joining Mr. Halbrook for this discussion will be Mark Frassetto, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director at Everytown for Gun Safety. Indian food, with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00PM - February 6, 2020 - Gittis 214
On Thursday, February 6, at noon, in G214, please join the Federalist Society and the Kairos Open Discourse Society as we welcome Mr. John Malcolm to discuss the merits and critiques of the death penalty. Mr. Malcolm is the Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government, and the Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Harvard Law, Mr. Malcolm has spent several stints with the Department of Justice, as an assistant U.S. attorney in Atlanta and as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division. Joining Mr. Malcolm for this important discussion will be Penn Law’s Claire Finkelstein. Yiro-Yiro, along with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00PM - February 5, 2020 - Gittis 214
On Wednesday, February 5, at noon, in Gittis 214, please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Misha Tseytlin, the former Solicitor General of Wisconsin, for a discussion of the landmark gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. A graduate of Georgetown Law, Mr. Tseytlin clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the D.C. Circuit, and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. For more than three years, Mr. Tseytlin served as the Solicitor General of Wisconsin. In this role, Mr. Tseytlin argued Gill v. Whitford, winning a 9-0 victory at the Supreme Court. Joining Mr. Tseytlin will be Judge James J. Eisenhower, a member of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline. Food from Pattaya, along with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.