Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

Dec 7, 2017, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormick Hall 101


Event Description

A Roundtable Discussion on the newly published Scalia Speaks, Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum, 2017) featuring:

Edward WhelanPresident, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Co-Editor of Scalia SpeaksChristopher Scalia, Author; Co-Editor of Scalia Speaks; Rachel E. Barkow, Vice Dean; Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy; Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University Law School; moderated by Matthew J. Franck, Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Radford University

Christopher J. Scalia is co-editor of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum, 2017). The eighth of Justice Antonin Scalia’s nine children and a former professor of English, his book reviews and political commentary have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, and elsewhere. He works at a public relations firm and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Edward Whelan, co-editor of Scalia Speaks and former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, is President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. Whelan has served in positions of responsibility in all three branches of the federal government. In the executive branch, he was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, in which capacity he advised the White House Counsel’s Office, the Attorney General, and other components of the executive branch on sensitive legal questions. In the legislative branch, he served on Capitol Hill as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In the judicial branch, in addition to clerking for Justice Scalia, he was a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As a contributor to National Review Online’s Bench Memos blog, he has been a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law. He has written essays and op-eds for leading newspapers (including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post), opinion journals, and academic symposia and law reviews. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Harvard College and received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he edited the Harvard Law Review.

Rachel Barkow is Vice Dean and Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy at New York University School of Law and is Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU.  In June of 2013, the Senate confirmed her as a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission. Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel. Professor Barkow teaches courses in criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law. In 2013, she was the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2007, the NYU Law School awarded her its Podell Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Barkow’s scholarship focuses on applying the lessons and theory of administrative and constitutional law to the administration of criminal justice, and she has written more than 20 articles. She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee; the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection; and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Professor Barkow served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Laurence H. Silberman on the D.C. Circuit. She was an associate at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Northwestern University with her B.A., she attained her J.D. at Harvard Law School, where she won the Sears Prize.

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Radford University, and Visiting Lecturer in Politics at Princeton University.  He has taught at Marquette University and Southern Illinois University, and has been Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has taught and written on American politics, the Constitution, and constitutional law for over thirty years. He earned his B.A. in political science from Virginia Wesleyan College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University.  


Video footage of the panel discussion begins after Christopher Scalia's introductory remarks at 18:50.  

Funded by:

Bouton Law Lecture Fund