Justice Antonin Scalia was known for warmth, wisdom and wit. Ed Whelan, a former Supreme Court clerk of Justice Scalia, has collected some of his best speeches in a book and will be with us to share with us thoughts, stories and reflections about them.
Ed Whelan is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He directs EPPC’s program on The Constitution, the Courts, and the Culture. His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the judicial confirmation process. As a contributor to National Review Online’s Bench Memos blog, he has been a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law. He has written essays and op-eds for leading newspapers (including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post), opinion journals, and academic symposia and law reviews.
Mr. Whelan has served in positions of responsibility in all three branches of the federal government. From just before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until joining EPPC in 2004, Mr. Whelan was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Whelan previously served on Capitol Hill as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In addition to clerking for Justice Scalia, he was a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Whelan graduated with honors from Harvard College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review.
EARN ONE HOUR OF MCLE CREDIT
When: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)
Where: First Floor (Lobby) Conference Center, 2040 Main Street, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA. Tel. (949) 760-0404. Please get your parking ticket validated by the lobby ambassador before entering the venue or after the lunch.
Cost: $30/members, $35/nonmembers, $20/students, for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).
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