Impeachment: Then and Now

Join CNN’s principal legal analyst for impeachment and UNC law professor Michael Gerhardt and presidential historian William Leuchtenburg as they discuss everything you need to know about the law and history surrounding impeachment in the United States. The discussion will be moderated by Dean of the Law School Martin Brinkley and will take place in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. A reception with food and beverages will follow.
Michael Gerhardt is the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the UNC School of Law. Gerhardt’s extensive public service has included his testifying more than a dozen times before Congress, including as the only joint witness in the Clinton impeachment proceedings in the House; speaking behind closed doors to the entire House of Representatives about the history of impeachment in 1998; and serving as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for seven of the nine sitting Supreme Court justices. He has written two leading books on impeachment and has been CNN’s principal legal analyst on impeachment for the proceedings against Presidents Clinton and Trump.
Date: December 3, 2019
Times: 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Audience: Public Event
Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center
William Leuchtenburg is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at UNC-Chapel Hill. A scholar of the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Leuchtenburg has written more than a dozen books on 20th century history, including the Bancroft Prize-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940. In 2007, he received the North Carolina award for literature. Leuchtenburg is a past president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians and the Society of American Historians.

Event Moderator

Martin Brinkley is Dean and the Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law. He has research interests in American legal history and the legal history of ancient Greece and Rome. Brinkley was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2003 and served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2011 to 2012. In 2017, he received the Bar Association’s H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award.