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Constitutionality of Health Care Reform to be Debated At Charlotte School of Law


National legal experts will debate the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Charlotte School of Law.

Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

Elizabeth Wydra, General Counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, and Professor Nelson Lund, a Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at George Mason University School of Law, will debate the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Charlotte School of Law. The debate will be hosted by the student chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

Wydra has frequently participated in Supreme Court litigation and has argued several significant cases in the federal courts of appeal. Prior to joining the Constitutional Accountability Center, Wydra practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges in San Francisco, where she worked with former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan in the firm’s Supreme Court/appellate practice.

Wydra was also a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center appellate litigation clinic, a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and a lawyer at Shaw Pittman, a Washington, D.C., law firm. Wydra has also appeared on television as a legal expert for NBC, ABC, Fox News, and Fox Business Channel and has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and other nationally-syndicated radio programs. She is a regular contributor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. Wydra’s writings have appeared in Slate and on numerous political and legal blogs, like the Huffington Post, Grist, and ACSblog.

Lund has written widely in the field of constitutional law, including articles on constitutional interpretation, federalism, separation or powers, the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and the Uniformity Clause. Lund has also published articles in the fields of the legal regulation of medical ethics and the application of economic analysis to legal institutions and legal ethics.

Lund has held positions at the United States Department of Justice in the Office of the Solicitor General and the Office of Legal Counsel. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and to the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. Following his clerkship with Justice O’Connor, Professor Lund served as an associate counsel to the president from 1989 to 1992. Since joining the faculty at George Mason, Lund has taught a variety of topics including Constitutional Law, Legislation, Federal Election Law and seminars on the Second Amendment.

The Charlotte School of Law is located at 2145 Suttle Ave., Charlotte.

About Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte School of Law, fully accredited by the American Bar Association, offers a student-centered orientation that focuses on the hands-on learning needed to equip graduates with leadership, management and interpersonal skills needed for career success. As the only law school in North Carolina’s most populous city, Charlotte School of Law offers full-time and part-time day programs as well as an evening part-time program for working professionals. On the Web at