William W. Treat Lecture Series 3: Renewing Trust in Democracy: The Role of Courts

FREE Event, Open to the General Public

Oct. 21 2021 5:30-6:30 pm

with former U.S. Solicitors General Gregory Garre and Neal Katyal

Moderated by Laura Knoy

Dartmouth College

Filene Auditorium (Room B13) in Moore Hall

3 Maynard St., Hanover, NH

This event will also be livestreamed from Dartmouth College. A link will be emailed the day before the event. 


What is the role of the courts, in particular the U.S. Supreme Court, at this fraught juncture in our nation’s politics and culture? What is it like to argue in front of the Supreme Court, and how does one become a Supreme Court practitioner? Join former U.S. Solicitors General Gregory Garre ’87 and Neal Katyal ‘91 in conversation about court advocacy and reform, and the landmark cases they have argued – and won – before the Supreme Court. Moderated by Laura Knoy, former host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s acclaimed call-in news show The Exchange.

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The Rockefeller Center, the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, and the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education present: a William W. Treat Lecture.

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This lecture series was made possible with support from the New Hampshire Humanities , in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at  www.nhhumanities.org .

Presenter Biographies

Image of Gregory G. GarreGregory G. Garre ’87 served as the 44th Solicitor General of the United States from 2008 – 2009. He is currently a partner at Latham & Watkins, a private law firm in Washington, D.C., where he is Global Chair of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. He counsels clients on regulatory, statutory, and constitutional matters, and handles an array of complex litigation in the federal and state court systems. He has argued 46 cases before the Supreme Court. A 1987 graduate of Dartmouth College, he earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School, and served as law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court, and to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


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Neal Katyal ’91 is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a partner at Hogan Lovells. He previously served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 44 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. At the age of 51, he has already argued more Supreme Court cases in U.S. history than has any minority attorney, recently breaking the record held by Thurgood Marshall. He was elected to the Dartmouth Board of Trustees in 2021. A 1991 graduate of Dartmouth College, he graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for Hon. Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. His work has appeared in nearly every leading scholarly law review as well as numerous op-ed pages.  


Moderator: Laura Knoy

Photo by Alllegra Boverman, courtesy of NHPR.

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Laura Knoy is the former host of The Exchange, New Hampshire Public Radio’s acclaimed call-in news program. As host, first executive producer, and co-founder, The Exchange became one of New Hampshire’s most recognized and respected daily news programs. In addition, Ms. Knoy has moderated and hosted numerous special events and political debates, is a frequent keynote and commencement speaker, and has received countless national and state awards and accolades. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs from George Washington University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an honorary doctorate from New England College, in recognition of 20 years bringing critical public policy conversations to the people of New Hampshire.

Contact: Amanda Pawlik - amanda.pawlik@nhcivics.org

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