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Inside the U.S. Legal System
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Philip C. Bobbitt, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Sat, November 14th, 2015 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $35)

Note: This event is sold out



9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Following New-York Historical's Friday-night screening of Anatomy of a Murder, three experts discuss how the legal profession has changed over the years and explore the challenges within the U.S. criminal justice system. Join us for a conversation on the intricacies of the adversary legal process, which pits the prosecution against the defense, the accuser against the accused. 

The guest speakers encourage you to attend the screening of Anatomy of a Murder on Friday, November 13, 7 pm. Click here for more information. 

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 Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator) 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.

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