Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Cato Book Forum on Legal Academia


The Cato Institute is hosting a book forum this Thursday at 4pm on Walter Olson's "Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America." The panel will feature Mr. Olson, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, and Cato's Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon. Judge Ginsburg will be speaking at Georgetown Law on April 5 to accept our annual Lifetime Service Award. Mr. Pilon spoke at Georgetown Law in January.

Professor Barnett had this to say about the book: "While the public loves to bash lawyers, judges, and politicians, law professors have escaped all blame. Olson provides the inside story of how progressive political ideology became the reigning orthodoxy of elite legal education, providing the legal theories responsible for an overweening government committed to mandating, prohibiting, or regulating every aspect of American life in the "public interest." I wish I could say he exaggerates but, sadly, the legal foundation of the road to serfdom was devised by law professors."

Read more about the book here.
Full details on the book forum and registration info here.

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