Why Do American Law Schools Tilt Left?

The Birmingham Lawyers Chapter
Start : Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 PM
End : Thursday, June 14, 2012 01:30 PM

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The Summit Club
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL

Featured Speakers:
Walter K. Olson



  • Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, and Author of Schools of Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America

Mr. Olson’s new book, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America (Encounter, 2011), has been drawing raves from media outlets and Federalists alike. In the book, Mr. Olson traces some of the ideological currents that brought us the modern left-leaning American legal academy. He also lays out some of the consequences, in the form of foolish and impractical policy ideas, estrangement from the concerns of judges and practicing lawyers, and frustration (or worse) for the students who are there to learn law. This talk should be a “must-hear” for lawyers and (especially at this time of year) law students.

About the Speaker:
Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Olson was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and has been a columnist for Great Britain's Times Online as well as Reason. His writing appears regularly in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the New York Post. He has appeared numerous times before Congress and advised many public officials. The Washington Post has dubbed him the “intellectual guru of tort reform.” His approximately 400 broadcast appearances include all the major networks, CNN, Fox News, PBS, NPR, and “Oprah”.

Registration details:

Cost: $15 for lunch(Please pay at the door and make checks payable to “The Federalist Society”)

RSVP by Monday, June 11, 2012, to Carolyn Adkins or (205) 521-8687.

CLE credit has been requested for this event, but has not yet been approved.