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Jan. 14,  2010

Former Presidential Adviser Bobbitt to Speak

Renowned constitutional law scholar and former presidential adviser Philip Bobbitt will deliver the featured lecture at the 2010 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Emory University School of Law.

Bobbitt, the author of "The Shield of Achilles" and "Terror and Consent," served as associate counsel to the president and in key positions on the National Security Council and in the U.S. State Department. He also was an adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The 2010 Thrower Symposium, hosted by the Emory Law Journal, will feature legal scholars and speakers discussing "The New New Deal: From De-Regulation to Re-Regulation." The symposium will focus on re-regulation, government expansion and the changing role of the state in the wake of the recent economic crisis, and the new administration's relationship with Congress.

Faculty members from Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Texas, the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, Emory Law and New York University will serve on panels discussing the historical legacy of past periods of government expansion, such as the New Deal, the re-regulation of the financial sector, and the changing nature of the relationship between the individual and the state.

The financial re-regulation panel will feature discussions by some of the nation's top scholars as new legislation is being debated in Congress to overhaul the financial system in the wake of last year's crisis.

The Randolph W. Thrower Symposium was founded by the family of Randolph W. Thrower and is one of the premier academic events each year at Emory Law. Thrower, a graduate of Emory College and Emory Law, is a senior partner at Sutherland.

Georgia Bar members may earn up to five hours of general CLE credit for a $60 registration fee.

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