Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Theodore Olson


Feb. 2, 2017, 4pm to 6pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Thomas and Mack Moot Courtroom
Room 151


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law presents the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series with Theodore Olson former United States solicitor general and partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C.

Theodore B. Olson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office; a longtime member of the firm’s executive committee, and founder of the firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups. Olson was solicitor general of the United States during 2001-04. From 1981-84, he was assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., since 1965.

His sixty-two Supreme Court arguments have included cases involving separation of powers; federalism; voting rights; the First Amendment; the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses; patents and copyrights; antitrust; taxation; property rights; punitive damages; the Commerce Clause; immigration; criminal law; securities; telecommunications; the internet; the 2000 presidential election (Bush v. Gore); campaign finance (McConnell v. FCC and Citizens United); same-sex marriage (Hollingsworth v. Perry); and other federal constitutional and statutory questions. He, along with David Boies, is the author of Redeeming the Dream, the Case for Marriage Equality. Both men were featured in HBO’s The Case Against 8, an Emmy documentary finalist, also short-listed for an Academy Award. 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

To attend, please register.

Contact Information

UNLV Boyd School of Law
Nakia Jackson-Hale

External Sponsor

The UNLV Boyd Law School