Note: This event is sold out
9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program
Perhaps the most famous tribute to the rule of law is Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons, which tells the story of the conflict between a lawyer, Henry VIII’s Chancellor Thomas More, and the king who wishes to bend the law to his own will. Following a Friday night screening of the Academy Award-winning movie based on the play, three leading legal experts will discuss the origins of the freedom of conscience, which is at the heart of the play.
Samuel Alito was nominated as an Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush and took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the morning of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.
Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.