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February  19, 2010

UT Law's Federalist Society to host talk by former Justice Department official John Yoo, February 25, 2010

Who: John Yoo, author, Berkeley law professor, former Justice Department official

What: Talk entitled “Crisis and Command: The History of Presidential War Power”

When: Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Charles Francis Auditorium, University of Texas School of Law

John Yoo, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, will speak on “Crisis and Command: The History of Presidential War Power” at the University of Texas School of Law on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

Yoo served in the George W. Bush Administration from 2001 to 2003 as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers.

Yoo’s talk, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law Federalist Society, is free and open to the public. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Charles Francis Auditorium. Members of the news media are welcome to attend.

Yoo, whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of national security and constitutional law, will discuss his latest book, Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush. The audience will have an opportunity to ask Yoo questions after his speech. He will also be available to sign copies of his book that audience members bring to the event.

The Federalist Society is a national nonprofit organization comprised of conservative and libertarian lawyers dedicated to creating open fora for the civil exchange of ideas on controversial legal issues.

Directions to and parking information for this event can be found on the Maps and Directions page on the Law School’s website.

Related links:

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

University of Texas School of Law Federalist Society


Nick Rotsko, president, UT Law Federalist Society,

Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or