Arguing Civil Liberties in the Modern Supreme Court

Date & Time Sep 20 2023 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Neal Katyal, Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States
Jim Zirin, Lawyer and Author (Moderator)
Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow Role 2023-2024, Princeton (Panelist)
Deborah Pearlstein, Director of the Princeton Program in Law and Public Policy, Princeton (Panelist)
Sarah Staszak, Research Scholar and Lecturer, Princeton (Panelist)
Audience Open to the Public

Neal Katyal – Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States and one of the nation’s preeminent litigators – will join us at Princeton to discuss his experience arguing race and civil liberties in the Supreme Court, following landmark rulings that upended legal president on affirmative action. He has argued more Supreme Court cases than any minority attorney in history, recently breaking the record held by Thurgood Marshall. In the most recent 2022-23 term alone, Professor Katyal argued five separate cases at the Supreme Court, representing nearly 10% of the docket. He will join a panel of scholars – Sarah Staszak, Deborah Pearlstein, and Shaun Ossei-Owusu – for a wide-ranging discussion, moderated by Jim Zirin. This event is co-sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs.


Speaker: Neal Katyal

Moderator: Jim Zirin