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A Conversation with White House Counsel Greg Craig ’72—December 1

The American Constitution Society and Yale Law Democrats will sponsor a conversation with White House Counsel Greg Craig ’72 on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. The conversation will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127 and will be moderated by Yale Law School professor Bruce Ackerman ’67. The event is open to the Yale Law School community only. No press will be allowed at the event, and IDs will be checked at the door.

Greg Craig was appointed White House Counsel by President Obama in 2008; he recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the year. He is a former partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington D.C. and has held a number of prominent positions in federal government, including Senior Advisor on Defense, Foreign Policy, and National Security for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton.

Bruce Ackerman is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. He is the author of fifteen books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. His major works include Social Justice in the Liberal State and his multivolume constitutional history, We the People. His most recent books are The Failure of the Founding Fathers (2005) and Before the Next Attack (2006). He is a Commander of the French Order of Merit and the recipient of the American Philosophical Society’s Henry Phillips Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Jurisprudence.