Cass R. Sunstein, author of Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide and the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker at a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event co-sponsored by Fordham Law Scool, the New York State Writers Institute at the University of Albany, and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
The program, “Impeachment: A Guide to the Legal Process and Its History,” will take place Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fordham University School of Law. The TED-style talk will be moderated by NYSBA President Hank Greenberg and will feature a question-and-answer session.
“As we all follow the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives, it is important that we understand this rarely used, but critically important feature of our constitutional structure,” said Dean Matthew Diller of Fordham Law School. “There is no one better able to shed light on this issue than Cass Sunstein, one of the leading scholars of his generation who also has deep experience working in the White House. Fordham Law is grateful to NYSBA for partnering with us in presenting this program.”
Sunstein specializes in constitutional law, regulatory policy, and economic analysis of law. He is by far the most cited law professor in the United States. He has written for many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and Time. He is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He has appeared on many national television and radio shows, including “Nightline,” “Fox News,” “ABC World News,” “NBC Nightly News,” and “20/20.”
Sunstein graduated in 1975 from Harvard College and in 1978 from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. He has clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2009 to 2012, he was administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the recipient of the 2018 Holberg Prize from the Norwegian Government, often described as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for law and the humanities.