Former Governor of Virginia Mark Warner recently delivered a speech at the UNC Center on Law and Government's inaugural event.
His speech addressed a variety of subjects -- Iraq, health care, education, the environment, his future political aspirations, among others -- and was followed by an interesting question and answer session with the large audience gathered in the UNC School of Law's Rotunda.
Listen to Gov. Warner's speech and the Q & A session that followed. (MP3 format)
Watch Gov. Warner's speech and the Q & A session that followed.
The purpose of the Center on Law and Government, which is based at the UNC School of Law and directed by Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law Michael Gerhardt, is to enrich School of Law students' and the greater UNC community's understanding of the important contributions lawyers can and do make in government and the public sector.
Gerhardt says his vision for the Center is that it will host public lectures by the leaders of state and federal governments; develop internships in state and federal legislatures and executive offices for interested students; produce white papers or reports on issues of public concern; develop a data base on activities around the campus relating to law and government; and provide assistance in the form of expert witnesses or research for interested executive officials, agencies, and legislative committees.
"Professor Gerhardt is respected by legal scholars, practicing lawyers and political figures at all levels. He is regularly called to testify as an expert witness on Capitol Hill. Carolina Law couldn't ask for a better person to lead this new center," said Dean of the UNC School of Law Jack Boger, who oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Center for Civil Rights at the UNC School of Law prior to becoming dean.
-February 1, 2007