March 30, 2011
Tulane University Law School welcomes
THE HON. WILLIAM HOLCOMB PRYOR JR.
Marbury v. Madison:
Its Lessons and Myths
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tulane Law School John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street)
Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room (110)
Reception to follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room.
Members of the Tulane University community, as well as local professionals, are invited to attend.
Admission is free.
Sponsored by the Tulane Chapter of
the Federalist Society
for Law and Public Policy Studies.
Tony Hernandez at 512.983.3105
The Tulane Chapter of the Federalist Society
for Law and Public Policy Studies proudly
presents Tulane University Law School alum Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Weinmann Hall. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Judge Pryor will address common misinterpretations of the Marbury v. Madison decision.
A magna cum laude graduate of Tulane Law School (L ’87), where he served as editor in chief of the Tulane Law Review, Judge Pryor founded the Tulane chapter of the Federalist Society in 1985 to provide a forum for conservative and libertarian viewpoints. Since then, with the help of Tulane law alum Harvey Koch (L ’60), he has started the New Orleans Lawyers Chapter (in ’87), the Birmingham Lawyers Chapter (in ’89), and, more recently, the Montgomery Lawyers Chapter.
Judge Pryor’s legal career began as a law clerk for the late Judge John Minor Wisdom (L ’29) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Following his judicial clerkship, he engaged in the private practice of law in Birmingham in two of the state’s finest law firms, specializing in commercial and employment litigation from 1988 until 1995.
In 1997, Judge Pryor served as Attorney General of Alabama and was the youngest Attorney General in the United States at the time. In 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush appointed him to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Read more about Judge William Pryor Jr.
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About The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a nationwide organization committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what the law should be. The Society seeks to promote awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
Since its foundation, the Tulane chapter of the Federalist Society has brought distinguished speakers such as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council to speak at Tulane University Law School and to the New Orleans community.