The 2021 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture, featuring Michael Gerhardt

The University of Chicago Law School presents the 2021 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture What Trump's Taught Us: Navigating Constitutional Conflicts outside the Courts featuring Michael Gerhardt

The Supreme Court is always relevant to the study of constitutional law, but, in this talk, Professor Gerhardt will examine the significance of presidential-congressional conflicts over the past few years that were not settled in the courts. These conflicts were about both the Court itself, particularly its composition and direction, and the utility of the constitutional mechanisms for addressing serious presidential misconduct. Professor Gerhardt shares both his experiences as special counsel to congressional leaders in these conflicts and the constitutional lessons we should learn from them.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:15-1:20 pm
University of Chicago Law School, COURTROOM

Boxed lunches will be available for registered participants at the conclusion of the event.

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This convening is open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.). Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including venue staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.