United States Attorney General Eric Holder will join other prominent legal thinkers at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the legal legacy of former University of Chicago President Edward Levi.
When President Gerald Ford nominated Levi in 1975 to be United States Attorney General, Levi inherited an office that had been marred by the corruption of the Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S. history, and in so doing, established a standard by which future Attorneys General would be measured.
To mark the publication of the new book, Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi by Jack Fuller, a distinguished panel will discuss Levi’s impact on the office and its evolution. Formal remarks by Holder will be followed by a panel discussion featuring John Ashcroft, JD’67, former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. senator; Fuller, a former special assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice; and moderator Geoffrey Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
The event, hosted by the UChicago Institute of Politics, will take place in the Performance Hall of the Logan Center, located at 915 E. 60th St. Registration is required to obtain a ticket for the event—please register here. Please note that bags are prohibited inside the auditorium for this event.
Admission is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. Free parking is available next to the Logan Center. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m.