PUBLISHED:February 25, 2014

Schroeder testifies before House Judiciary Committee on president’s duty to execute laws, Feb. 26

Professor Christopher H. Schroeder will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 26 on the president’s constitutional duty to execute laws. 

Schroeder, the Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies, will testify in a hearing titled “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.”  A scholar of constitutional and environmental law and regulation, Schroeder has deep experience in the Executive Branch, most recently serving as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  » Read Schroeder’s written testimony

Schroeder returned to the Duke Law faculty in 2013 after serving for nearly three years as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy, where he supervised the evaluation of President Obama’s nominees to the federal judiciary and provided policy advice to the attorney general and the White House on a variety of law enforcement and national security issues.  He has also served as acting assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel where he was responsible for legal advice to the attorney general and the president on a broad range of legal issues, including separation of powers, other constitutional issues, and matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law. He earlier served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  At Duke Law School, Schroeder co-directs the Program in Public Law. 

To schedule interviews with Schroeder, please contact Forrest Norman.