12th Annual Shakespeare and the Law

The Boston Lawyers Chapter
Start : Thursday, January 17, 2013 05:30 PM
End : Thursday, January 17, 2013 08:30 PM

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The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
525 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Featured Speakers:
C. Boyden Gray
M. Edward Whelan
Rya W. Zobel
Douglas P. Woodlock
Jay B. Stephens
F. Dennis Saylor IV
Jennifer C. Braceras
Nancy Gertner
Nathaniel M. Gorton
Steven Maler


The Federalist Society and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare’s Richard II and The Limits of Executive Power.

Hosted & Moderated by:
C. Boyden Gray, Former White House Counsel to President George H. W. Bush

Directed by:
Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Participants include:

  • Jennifer Braceras, Political Columnist
  • Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner
  • Federal Judge Nathanial M. Gorton
  • Judge Andrew Grainger, Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Michael Keating, Partner, Foley Hoag
  • Daniel Kelly, Partner, McCarter & English
  • Federal Judge Dennis Saylor, IV
  • Jay Stephens, General Counsel, Raytheon
  • David Tuerck, Chair of Suffolk’s Economics Department and Executive Director of Suffolk’s Beacon Hill Institute
  • Federal Judge Douglas P. Woodlock
  • Federal Judge Rya W. Zobel

Special Guest Panelists:

  • Rachael Cobb, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Suffolk University
  • Edward Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Contributor to National Review Online’s Bench Memos

The Federalist Society, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and McCarter & English, LLP present their 12th Annual Shakespeare and the Law program featuring a staged reading of Richard II followed by a discussion on the legal and political consequences when a king or a president goes too far.

Registration details:

Registration: Please RSVP to Dottie Moore at or 617.449.6617.

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Shakespeare’s Richard II and The Limits of Executive Power - Event Video