Faith, Public Leadership, Partisanship, & the U.S. Justice System

Wednesday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Carpenter Chapel

On Wednesday, May 29, the Honorable Alberto Gonzales will be in Carpenter Chapel to speak on “Faith, Public Leadership, Partisanship, & the U.S. Justice System” at 6:00 PM.

Currently the Dean of Belmont’s School of Law, Gonzales was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate as the 80th Attorney General of the United States in February 2005 and served in that capacity until September 2007. He has worked as a partner at a major Houston law firm (Vinson & Elkins) and held government positions as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Secretary of State, General Counsel to the Governor of Texas, and Counsel to the President of the United States.

Gonzales’ work in the Hispanic community and his achievements as a role model have also earned him recognition as “Hispanic American of the Year” by HISPANIC Magazine and one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” by TIME Magazine.

Judge Gonzales became dean of Belmont’s law school in 2014 and presently teaches constitutional law, First Amendment law, national security law, and separation of powers.