Dumbing Down the Courts

The Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter
Start : Monday, September 30, 2013 05:30 PM
End : Monday, September 30, 2013 07:30 PM

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Featured Speakers:
John R. Lott Jr.



  • Prof. John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D., Author, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench

Professor Lott has held teaching and research positions in law and economics at the University of Chicago, Yale Law School, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice, and at the American Enterprise Institute. Lott served as chief economist of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He is a Fox News commentator, and author of seven previous books and numerous scholarly articles and op-eds.

Dumbing Down the Courts is a critical read for anyone who seeks to understand the judicial
confirmation battles of recent decades.” – Edwin Meese, former U.S. Attorney General

Registration details:

Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Program begins: 6:00 p.m.

Early Registration Fees: $25.00 for non-members, $15.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.
Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.

**Complimentary book copy included with registration fee**

Payment accepted at the door by cash or check to “The Federalist Society.”

Approved by the PA CLE Board for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Preregister by email to, or call Marie Hagan at 215-569-5500.