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Dr. Jonathan Turley to speak at BC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

Dr. Jonathan Turley to speak at BC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

Wed Aug 29, 2018


Nationally recognized legal scholar Dr. Jonathan Turley will return to the Brazosport College campus on Wednesday, September 26, appearing at the Brazosport College 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon.

The luncheon, which will be hosted by the Brazoria County Council of Chambers and the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College. Turley’s visit is being sponsored by Olin.

Turley, who in 2016 was ranked among the 100 most famous past and present law professors, will be the event’s keynote speaker. His presentation will be on the topic of “Unpacking the Supreme Court: History, Hierarchy and Headlines.”

He has twice appeared at Brazosport College, speaking at the school’s popular Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series in 2012 and 2016.

Turley has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. He has written more than three dozen academic articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals at Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Northwestern, University of Chicago and other schools. His articles on legal and policy issues appear regularly in national publications with hundreds of articles in such newspapers as the “New York Times,” “Washington Post,” “USA Today,” “Los Angeles Times” and “Wall Street Journal.” He is a regular contributor for “USA Today” and “The Hill” newspaper. He has worked as a legal analyst for both NBC News and CBS.

His award-winning blog is routinely ranked as one of the most popular legal blogs. His blog has received various awards and, in 2013, the ABA Journal inducted the Turley Blog into its Hall of Fame.

He has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades including the representation of whistleblowers, military personnel, former cabinet members, judges, members of Congress, and a wide range of other clients. He is also one of the few attorneys to successfully challenge both a federal and a state law.

The luncheon will honor and celebrate Brazosport College and its 50 years of contributions to the community. The school’s Distinguished Alumni and Friend of the College will also be honored. Texas State Representative Dennis Bonnen will serve as Master of Ceremony.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 at the door, $35 invoiced or a $350 sponsorship for a table of eight.

To RSVP, purchase tickets or sponsor a table, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce or The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County.