John Yoo, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and former U.S. Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, will speak on “Crisis and Command: The History of Presidential War Power” at The University of Texas School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Yoo served in the Bush administration from 2001 to 2003 as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers.
Yoo’s talk, sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law Federalist Society, is free and open to the public. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Charles Francis Auditorium. Members of the news media are welcome to attend.
Yoo, whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of national security and constitutional law, will discuss his latest book, “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush.” The audience can ask Yoo questions after his speech. He will also be available to sign copies of his book that audience members bring to the event.
The Federalist Society is a national nonprofit organization composed of conservative and libertarian lawyers dedicated to creating open forums for the civil exchange of ideas on controversial legal issues.
Directions to and parking information for this event can be found on the Maps and Directions page on the Law School’s Web site.