"The Constitution, Conventions, and President Trump"
Professor Neil Siegel, Duke University, will give a talk on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00-7:15 pm
The recent inauguration of President Trump has brought with it changes to the way in which the executive branch views the U.S. Constitution and the role of the executive branch in the separation of powers. Commensurate with those changes, the new president has broken with conventions pertaining to the office that presidents of both political parties have long followed. Professor Neil Siegel of Duke Law School will discuss how the Trump Administration follows and deviates from past norms and practices of the presidency and what that means for the future of constitutional law and practice.
Neil Siegel is the David Ichel Professor of Law at Duke Law School, and Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Professor Siegel is one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars and has written extensively on constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the federal courts in over 50 published articles. He served as special counsel for Senator Biden during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of John Roberts and Samuel Alito; he served in the Office of the Solicitor General during the tenure of Solicitor General Theodore Olsen; and he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Professor Siegel received his B.A. and M.A. from Duke University, and his J.D. and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. Click here for a more complete bio.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
This event is free of charge for Harvard Club Members. The event is also free of charge to all Triangle-area students with a valid student ID. There is a $10 charge for all other guests.