Lectures & Events

The Courts and the Administrative State
The Sumner Canary Lecture
OCT 1, 2013
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

The Case Western University School of Law will host The Honorable Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit who will discuss the federal administrative agencies within the Executive Branch and how they interact with the federal courts in the administration of law. As an appeals court judge in Washington, D.C. Judge Kavanaugh entertains arguments on some of the most pressing and controversial issues of constitutional and administrative law. He has tackled tough issues such as the legality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Voting Rights Act. Judge Kavanaugh will provide an update on recent developments in the administrative process as well as providing insight and analysis of recent major court rulings affecting individual agencies.

Judge Kavanaugh's discussion will be of interest to all practicing attorneys in the region, given his stature and the important cases that pass through his court. It will be of particular interest to attorneys who work for large businesses, corporations, and other entities that are regulated by executive agencies or affected by agency regulations.
Speaker Information
Brett M. KavanaughJudge Brett M. Kavanaugh
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on May 30, 2006. Judge Kavanaugh graduated from Yale College in 1987 and from Yale Law School in 1990, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Walter Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1992-93, Judge Kavanaugh worked as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. During October Term 1993, Judge Kavanaugh served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1994 to 1997 and for a period in 1998, Judge Kavanaugh was Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr. Judge Kavanaugh was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., from 1997 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Associate Counsel and then as Senior Associate Counsel to the President. From July 2003 until his appointment to the court in 2006, he was Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to President George W. Bush. For the last six years, Judge Kavanaugh has taught full-term courses on Separation of Powers at Harvard Law School.

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