New York, New York (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Jeffrey Toobin, the preeminent writer about the current Supreme Court, will present a public lecture at Friends Seminary in NYC on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 7 p.m. He will discuss the Supreme Court—post-election, and discuss his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs. The Supreme Court. A book signing and reception to follow in the School Library.
Toobin is serving as the 2012 Visiting Scholar at Friends Seminary—a significant appointment due to the recent election and the School's eagerness for students to engage in discussion about the options the electorate faces and what the consequences of each choice would mean, especially in the realm of law making and judicial interpretation.
In the week following his public lecture, Mr. Toobin will work with fourth graders as they make their first formal contact with the Constitution; seventh graders and eighth graders as they study the U.S. in the context of our global world; and eleventh graders who are taking a traditional or A.P. U.S. History survey.
Well known for his ability to illuminate the complexities of our judicial system, Mr. Toobin, a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN, has covered some of the country’s most sensational news stories and high-profile cases such as the Starr investigation of President Clinton, Martha Stewart’s legal battles, the O.J. Simpson trial, and many Supreme Court cases. He is also the author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court which lays bare the inner workings and conflicts of the Court in meticulous and entertaining detail.
Launched in 2009, the Visiting Scholar Program at Friends Seminary has welcomed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (2010) and architect Charles Renfro (2009) into Friends classrooms. An anonymous donor whose intent is to enhance the classroom experience makes the Visiting Scholars Program at Friends Seminary possible.
For more information regarding Toobin’s Visiting Scholar residency or if you would like to attend the November 15 event, please contact John Galayda, Director of Communications, at 212-979-5035 ext. 210, jgalayda(at)friendsseminary(dot)org.
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About Friends Seminary and The Visiting Scholar Program
Friends Seminary, the oldest continuous coeducational school in New York City serves 753 college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12. Steeped in history and tradition, Friends Seminary, a Quaker school, remains a progressive institution offering course work that is timely and relevant to today’s world.