Renewing Trust in Democracy: Equal Access to Justice

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Renewing Trust in Democracy:

Equal Access to Justice

A William W. Treat Lecture

October 25, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm ET

Hybrid event taking place at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law in Concord and via Zoom.


Maggie Goodlander, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice

Laura Knoy, former host of The Exchange, New Hampshire Public Radio

Join us for a William W. Treat lecture with Margaret (Maggie) Goodlander, Counsel to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in conversation with Laura Knoy on Renewing Trust in Democracy: Equal Access to Justice.

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Presenter Biographies

Maggie Goodlander currently serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice where she oversees the international, appellate, and policy work of the Antitrust Division.  Prior to her appointment by President Biden, Maggie served as Counselor to Attorney General Merrick Garland and advised the Attorney General on a wide range of legal, policy, and management matters, including antitrust enforcement, consumer protection, and the development and execution of the Justice Department’s $35.3 billion budget.  In addition, she helped launch two new components within the Justice Department: the Office for Access to Justice and the Office for Environmental Justice.

Before joining the Department of Justice in January 2021, Maggie taught constitutional law and administrative law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.  Over the past decade, she has worked in each branch of the United States government and in both houses of Congress, including as a law clerk to both U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and then-Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee; as a senior advisor to U.S. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman; and as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve.  Born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, Maggie is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

Laura Knoy is a public radio journalist widely known andrespected in her home state of New Hampshire for her

in-depth coverage of important issues, probing interviews of newsmakers, and the ability to makeeveryguest welcome and every news topic accessible to a wide audience. For 25 years, Laura hosted statewide conversations on The Exchange, New Hampshire’s only daily radio call-in talk show. In June 2021, she stepped away from the host’s chair to pursue other interests, finish her first novel, and spend more time with family.

Laura is highly regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls and newsmakers across the political spectrum. Throughout her career in journalism, she’s held discussions with local officials in small towns and cities, regular conversations with New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation and governor, and interacted with hundreds of state lawmakers. She’s hosted Congressional debates, town halls, and candidates’ forums at NHPR and throughout the Granite State. Along with her trusted production team on The Exchange, Laura also steered multi-day, in-depth coverage on topics ranging from mental health and the opioid crisis to enjoying New Hampshire’s beautiful natural environment.

In her free time, Laura’s likely to be in the woods, by a lake, biking or reading a book.  

This William W. Treat Lecture is presented in partnership with the The Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

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The William W. Treat Lecture Series is made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

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