PASEF Luncheon

Kermit Roosevelt III

Allegiance

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12PM

Kermit Roosevelt is Professor of Law at Penn. He works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. His latest academic book, Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. His prior book, The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority.

His second novel, Allegiance (Regan Arts, 2015), pivots on the controversial World War II internment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans. “It's the experience of learning what your government has done for you—and thinking it should not have done this.”

The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn and is open to the public. Lunch is available for a modest cost.

Please RSVP to pasef@pobox.upenn.edu or by phone at 215-746-5972.

Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase following the talk