Shakespeare's Henry V and the Law and War

Boston Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, June 15, 2010 05:30 PM
End : Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Featured Speakers:
John C. Yoo
Andrew Card
Rya W. Zobel
Jay Stephens
Patti B. Saris
Douglas P. Woodlock
Nathaniel M. Gorton
George O'Toole
Michael Sullivan
J.W. Carney, Jr.
Jennifer Nassour
Kerry Healey
Michael Avery
Bernard Dobski
Daniel Kelly


Henry VNow in its tenth year, the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society presents, as part of its Shakespeare and the Law series, a staged reading of Henry V, followed by a panel discussion of the law and war -- including the role of patriotism, the treatment of enemy combatants, the trial of foreign terrorists, and the use of torture. The event is hosted by Andrew H. Card Jr., former White House Chief of Staff, and features former D.C. U.S. Attorney and now General Counsel to Raytheon Co., Jay B. Stephens, as Henry. Participants also include U.S. federal judges Nathaniel M. Gorton, George A. O'Toole, Patti B. Saris, Douglas P. Woodlock, and Rya Zobel. Also featured are Kerry M. Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Sullivan, former Mass. U.S. Attorney and Acting Director, ATF, John T. Montgomery, Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray, criminal defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr., Jennifer Nassour, Chair, Mass GOP, and Jeff Jacoby, Syndicated Columnist. The reading will be directed by Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (producer of free Shakespeare on Boston Common). The panel discussion will be moderated by Boston Lawyers Chapter chair and McCarter & English partner, Daniel J. Kelly, and will feature John Yoo, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, U. Cal., Michael Avery, Professor of Law, Suffolk University, and Shakespeare and Politics scholar Bernard Dobski of Assumption College. The event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association.


  • Andrew Card, former White House Chief of Staff


  • J.W. Carney, Jr., Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Hon. Nathaniel Gorton, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Kerry Healey, former Lt. Governor, Massachusetts
  • John Montgomery, Ropes & Gray
  • Prof. Michael Avery, Suffolk University School of Law;
  • Jennifer Nassour, Chairman, Massachusetts Republican Party
  • Hon. George O'Toole, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Patti Saris, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Michael Sullivan, Ashcroft Group and former Mass. U.S. Attorney
  • Jay Stephens, former U.S. Attorney and General Counsel, Raytheon
  • Hon. Douglas Woodlock, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Rya Zobel, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Jeff Jacoby, Syndicated Columnist

Panel Discussion:

  • Prof. Michael Avery, Suffolk University School of Law
  • Prof. Bernard Dobski, Shakespeare & Politics Scholar, Assumption College
  • Prof. John Yoo, Berkeley School of Law
  • Daniel Kelly, McCarter & English (Moderator)
Registration details: This event is free.