Prof. H. Jefferson Powell, Duke Law, is the inaugural ATTR guest speaker in Oslo.

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural ATTR guest speaker will be Dr. H. Jefferson Powell, Professor of Law at Duke University. Professor Powell will give his seminar on June 7, 2016.

H. Jefferson Powell. Photo: Duke University

H. Jefferson Powell returned to the Duke Law faculty in May 2012 after serving as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a professor at George Washington University Law School. He previously served on the Duke Law faculty from 1989 to 2010.

His scholarship has addressed the history and ethical implications of American constitutionalism, the powers of the executive branch, and the role of the Constitution in legislative and judicial decision-making, among other subjects. His recent books include The President as Commander in Chief:  An Essay in Constitutional Vision (2014), Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision (2008) and No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment (2009), which he co-authored with Duke Law Professor David Lange.
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Published Apr. 21, 2016 5:20 PM - Last modified Dec. 8, 2020 2:58 PM