The New York City Bar Association has announced a five-part Forum on the Rule of Law to take place this fall, beginning on September 15.
The “Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption” will feature panels of respected experts from across the political spectrum – including former government officials, judges and scholars – who will identify current challenges and threats to the rule of law in America, discuss why they matter and propose remedies.
Participants will include Nicole Austin-Hillery, Donald Ayer, Mitchell Bernard, Preet Bharara, Robert Cusumano, Hon. Mary McGowan Davis, John Feerick, Charles Fried, Daniel Goldman, Harold Hongju Koh, Errol Louis, Margaret Colgate Love, David McCraw, Barbara McQuade, Dennis Parker, Myrna Perez, Hon. Jed Rakoff; Anthony Romero, Cass Sunstein, Hon. Mimi Tsankov, Joyce Vance, and Cecilia Wang.
City Bar President Sheila S. Boston will introduce the series, and Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University, author of On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom, will kick off the opening session with a survey of the “Threats to the Rule of Law in America.”
All sessions will be carried live on Zoom and will be open to the public free of charge ($15 for non-member lawyers):
- Session 1: Threats to the Rule of Law in America: A Survey
September 15, 1 - 4 p.m.
- Session 2: Checks, Balances and Oversight—the Distribution of Governmental Power and Information
September 22, 1 - 4 p.m.
- Session 3: Interference with Judicial Independence and Local Law Enforcement
October 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Session 4: Threats to Individual and Societal Rights
October 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Session 5: Rebuilding the Rule of Law in America: What Can and Should the Legal Profession, Individual Lawyers and Citizens Do?
November 18, 1 - 4 p.m.
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