Thursday: “Notes From The Front: Defending Civil Liberties in the Age of Trump”

February 5, 2019

Professor David Cole returns to Georgetown Law to discuss his work – and next moves – as ACLU’s national legal director

WASHINGTON – ACLU National Legal Director David Cole will speak at Georgetown Law Thursday, Feb. 7 about his organization’s legal challenges to Trump administration policies and what to expect going forward.


When Georgetown Law Professor David Cole decided in summer 2016 to take leave and accept the role of ACLU’s National Legal Director, Hillary Clinton looked like a shoe-in to be the next president.  With the election of Donald Trump, Cole soon found himself at the leading edge of the legal resistance to the new administration’s policies.  On Thursday, Feb. 7, Cole returns to Georgetown Law to discuss how the ACLU has responded – including successful suits challenging immigration, abortion, detention and transgender military ban policies – and what to expect next.  He’ll also discuss ACLU work to build grassroots networks and reenfranchise 2 million voters by the midterm elections.  The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Chapter of the ACLU.


David Cole
National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Professor at Georgetown Law (currently on leave)


Thursday, February 7, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Georgetown Law
McDonough Building, Room 206
600 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC 20001


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