My Journey: Tough Policy Decisions and the Rule of Law

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Fall 2014 Reading Group
Meets: W, Th 5:00pm - 8:00pm in WCC Room 3038
1 classroom credit

Drop Deadline: October 30, 2014 by 11:59pm EST

A Harvard Law School graduate and former nine-term Member of Congress reflects on her career on the frontlines of crises at home and abroad. This reading group will focus on applying the rule of law to a series of Washington policy decisions, from Watergate to 9/11 and beyond. Topics will include the Saturday Night Massacre; the Voting Rights Act; Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; the Defense of Marriage Act; the Afghanistan AUMF of 2001 and the Iraq AUMF of 2002; and the legality and effectiveness of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and post-9/11 legislation.

Please submit a CV and short essay (one or two paragraphs) explaining your interest in the reading group. The essay should include a discussion of relevant study at HLS or another institution, including constitutional law, national security law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation courses. Please forward all application materials to Jason Brodsky at Jason.Brodsky@wilsoncenter.org. Deadline for application is Friday, September 19. Participation in all sessions of the reading group is required.

Note: The reading group will meet on the following dates: 10/29, 10/30, 11/5, 11/6.

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory , Government Structure & Function .