Post Date: September 12, 2005

On Tuesday, September 13, three leading legal scholars from Harvard Law School will come together to discuss the Senate hearings of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts ’79 and the role of the Senate in the judicial confirmation process. Professors Charles Fried, Alan Dershowitz and Richard Fallon will speak at the panel discussion sponsored by the HLS Federalist Society.

The event titled “Judging John Roberts: What’s the Proper Role of the Senate in Supreme Court Confirmations?” will take place on the second day of Judge Roberts’ confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Fried, a former U.S. solicitor general, is scheduled to testify at the hearings on Roberts’ behalf later in the week.

“The HLS Federalist Society hopes this event, like all of our events, will spark debate and discussion on campus,” said Matt Cooper, 3L and president of the HLS Federalist Society. “We are thrilled that three of the country’s most respected legal scholars have agreed to publicly discuss this timely and important issue on campus.”

This event will take place on Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the North Classroom of Langdell Hall. For more information, please contact