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Panelists to discuss next president's looming court cases

19 February 2008

ATTENTION: Political and legal affairs reporters and editors

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"The Next President and the Courts," a panel discussion on the major legal issues that the next U.S. president will face. It is being co-sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and the UC Berkeley School of Law.

This event is part of the institute's ongoing series of forums, which began last fall, called "Choosing the President: Campaigning and Governing in War and Peace." For more information on the complete series go to: http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/events/president2008/index.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law, northwest corner of Bancroft Way at Piedmont Avenue. See the campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Panelists will include the following experts:

  • Jesse Choper, professor of law, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Susan Estrich, professor of law and of political science, University of Southern California
  • William Kelley, associate professor of law, University of Notre Dame, and former deputy White House counsel
  • John Yoo, professor of law, UC Berkeley School of Law (panel moderator)