Today, I have the pleasure of returning to the University of Chicago for a talk on law and politics. I will be joined by Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney. It is all part of the alumni events at UChicago, my alma mater. Both Krasner and I were graduates of the 1983 class as were figures like commentator and columnist David Brooks. This weekend has been a wonderful opportunity not only to spend time with my soon-to-be 96-year-old mother on the Northside but to return to my alma mater. When I was looking at other universities over 40 years ago, I was advised by a counselor that UChicago was the only place for socially dysfunctional nerds like myself. He was right and I have long been proud of the school for remaining a bastion of free speech, including being ranked as the number one free speech school in the country.
Here is the announcement for the event at 10:30 a.m:
A Conversation with Larry Krasner and Jonathan Turley on the Intersection of Law and Politics in Current Events
Harper Memorial Library, Classroom 140, 1116 E. 59th St.
Larry Krasner, AB’83, Philadelphia district attorney, and Jonathan Turley, AB’83, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at the George Washington University Law School, have been two of the most influential figures on legal issues of our generation. They return to UChicago to discuss the myriad of controversies at the intersection of law and politics, from free speech to impeachments to the Supreme Court to criminal justice. The conversation will offer a unique opportunity to hear from two alumni on the front line of our legal-political debates.
P.S.: Here are a few pictures from the beautiful UChicago campus including inside the new Rubenstein Forum building: