Join UCLA alumni, families and friends for an afternoon performance of “The Originalist” on Saturday, April 22, followed by a discussion with UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler.
About the show
When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. As the country waits for Scalia’s seat to be filled, “The Originalist” looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times. This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the constitution.
About our guest speaker
Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law. His scholarship has been cited and quoted in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate political speech rights. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, Scotusblog, and The Daily Beast, and he is a frequent commentator on CNN, NBC and NPR news shows. He attended Georgetown and New York University and worked on the defense team that initially represented O.J. Simpson in his infamous murder trial, which was more than enough to convince him to return to academia. You will have the opportunity to ask questions following the performance.
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