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Alumna Rachel Brand will lecture at UMM

Posted by Judy Riley on Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2008

Event Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 7:00 pm
End Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 7:00 pm
Location: HFA Recital Hall

University of Minnesota, Morris alumna (1995) and Harvard Law School graduate (1998) Rachel Brand will return to the Morris campus as a guest lecturer on October 2. Brand will speak on "Viewing the Federal Judiciary from all Angles" at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

"I remember Rachel Brand well as an able, alert student sitting in the front row of Introduction to U. S. History in the fall of 1994,” said Roland Guyotte, UMM professor of history. “She paid careful attention to the election that year, an early indicator of her later political activism and achievement."

Brand is a counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments and a member of the Defense and National Security and Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Groups. She is a former assistant attorney general and associate counsel under President George W. Bush prior to joining the WilmerHale law firm. Brand is a leading expert on the USA PATRIOT Act, national security issues and the Supreme Court confirmation process. She also worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

This lecture is sponsored by the UMM political science discipline, Mock Trial, College Republicans and Student Libertarians—all UMM student organizations—and The Counterweight student newspaper.