Lecture Series to Explore 'Presidential Power and Its Limits'

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Lecture Series to Explore 'Presidential Power and Its Limits'

James E. Rogers College of Law
January 18, 2018

What powers does the president have? How does the law limit his authority? "Presidential Power and Its Limits," a lecture series presented by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, will answer these urgent questions and many more.

Lecturers, including leading lawyers and distinguished scholars from around the country, will discuss topics ranging from the president’s executive orders to investigations into presidential misconduct. The series begins on January 22, 2018, at 3:00, and all lectures will proceed in Room 160 at the College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. Attendance is free.

Lecture topics (with lecturers in parentheses):

  • January 22: "An Introduction to the Law of Presidential Power" (Toni Massaro and David Marcus, University of Arizona)
  • January 29: "The President, Congress, and Foreign Affairs" (Toni Massaro, University of Arizona)
  • February 5: "The President, Congress, and the Contest Over the Federal Bureaucracy" (David Marcus, University of Arizona)
  • February 12: "Presidential Power in Historical Perspective" (Harold Bruff, University of Colorado)
  • February 19: "The President and the Courts" (David Marcus, University of Arizona)
  • February 26: "The President’s War Powers" (Kristine Huskey, University of Arizona)
  • March 5: No class/Spring Break
  • March 12: "Presidential Administration: An Insider’s Perspective" (Howard Shelanski, Georgetown University, and former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, White House)
  • March 19: "The President and the Courts: Executive Orders and Judicial Review" (Kathryn Watts, University of Washington)
  • March 26: "Impeachment and Resignation" (Robert Glennon, University of Arizona)

Note: Topics and speakers subject to change.

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