Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010
Join the MBA for the June 15 Shakespeare and the Law event
Former Bush administration officials Andrew H. Card Jr. and John
Yoo will be among more than a dozen judges, attorneys, politicians
and writers participating in Shakespeare and the Law's staged
reading of Henry V on June 15.
The 10th year of the Shakespeare and the Law series
will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at 219
Tremont St. in Boston. The Massachusetts Bar Association is
co-sponsoring the event with McCarter & English LLP and the
Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society.
The free performance will be followed by a panel discussion of
the law and war, including the role of patriotism, the treatment of
enemy combatants, trials of foreign terrorists, and torture.
This event will be hosted by Card, former White House chief of
staff. Participants include:
- Jay B. Stephens, Esq., general counsel, Raytheon Co., Waltham,
as King Harry
- Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, U.S. federal judge
- Hon. George A. O'Toole, U.S. federal judge
- Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. federal judge
- Hon. Douglas P. Woodlock, U.S. federal judge
- Hon. Rya Weickert Zobel, U.S. federal judge
- Michael Avery, professor of law, Suffolk University
- J.W. Carney Jr., Esq., Carney & Bassil, Boston
- Kerry M. Healey, Ph.D., former lieutenant governor of
- Jeff Jacoby, syndicated columnist
- John T. Montgomery, Esq., managing partner, Ropes & Gray,
- Jennifer Nassour, chair, Massachusetts GOP
- Michael Sullivan, Esq., former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts
and former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
- John Yoo, professor of law, Berkeley Law, University of
The reading will be directed by Steven Maler, artistic director
of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (producers of free Shakespeare
on Boston Common). The panel discussion will be moderated by
Lawyers Division Chair and McCarter & English Partner Daniel J.
Kelly, and will feature Yoo, a professor of law at Berkeley Law,
University of California, and Michael Avery, professor of law at
R.S.V.P. to Dottie Moore at
(617) 449-6617 or at [e-mail dmoore]. Click here to view an event flyer.