McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation at Tulane Law School. Victoria Nourse, Ralph V. Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown Law, will deliver the 2019 lecture, titled “The Gerrymandered Text.”
This year’s lecture will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 in John Giffen Weinmann Hall at Tulane Law School, located at 6329 Freret Street in New Orleans. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Professor Nourse is a preeminent voice on the separation of powers, Congress, and statutory interpretation. She is current director of Georgetown Law’s first Center on Congressional Studies, and has held chairs at Emory University and the University of Wisconsin. She has published extensively on American legislative and executive authority, having written Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy; Reclaiming the Constitutional Text from Originalism: The Case of Executive Power; and In Reckless Hands, detailing Skinner v. Oklahoma and the field of eugenics in America. A former Chief Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden, Professor Nourse’s career spans all sides of government. Prior to her time in academia, she served as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an appellate attorney in the U. S. Department of Justice, Junior Counsel to the Senate Iran Contra Committee, and worked in private practice in New York.
The annual McGlinchey Lecture was established in 1996 by the McGlinchey Stafford law firm to honor its founder, the late Dermot S. McGlinchey. Mr. McGlinchey was an eminent champion of equal access to the courts, and the annual lecture that bears his name is dedicated to the field of federal litigation, his area of expertise. Mr. McGlinchey was a leading lawyer of his generation, noted civic activist, and ardent supporter of Tulane Law School. Mr. McGlinchey received his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane and remained active in the Tulane community throughout his life. Mr. McGlinchey balanced his 35-year legal career with substantial commitments to professional, civic, and charitable endeavors in New Orleans, and received numerous accolades for his leadership within the legal profession and the greater community.