Philip Allen Lacovara has argued more than a dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including United States vs. Nixon. His resume is vast (Google it – pretty intense), but in brief, he graduated Columbia Law first in his class for three consecutive years, acted as Deputy Solicitor General, and was VP and Senior Counsel of General Electric while President of the DC Bar. Lacovara now heads the pro bono program at Mayer Brown LLP, where he is also Senior Counsel. He is acting as consultant in the latest of the Guantanamo Bay series of habeus cases, Boumediene vs. Bush.
Lacovara will discuss the evolution of presidential power since FDR, the current Administration’s approach to the war on terror, and the challenges and questions facing our country’s next president. Highly recommended for anyone interested in law, public policy, or the future of the presidency. Or free food (see below).
Date: Thursday, February 21
Place: Eclectic, 200 High St
Facebook event link here.
Admission is FREE.
Also: FREE FOOD. (hint: empanadas!!)
Sponsored by the Government Department, the Eclectic Society, and the Student Program Fund.