The Second-Amendment Debate: Original Meaning, Modern-Day Implications

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wondering how we got the point where we find ourselves in the national dialogue about guns and gun control? Jim Oleske, professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, will discuss and analyze the various aspects of the debate around the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution--the right to bear arms. A constitutional-law scholar, Professor Oleske will look at the original intent of the Second Amendment, and at how its use and interpretation has evolved over the years. Before joining the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty, Professor Oleske was special assistant to President Barack Obama and chief of staff of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.  During his time at the White House, Professor Oleske worked on legislation ranging from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Earlier in his career, Professor Oleske served as an appellate attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, where he argued 11 cases in the federal courts of appeals. He began his career as a law clerk to then-Third Circuit Judge (now Supreme Court Justice) Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

This free event is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, and will be at the library: 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information, please call or email Chris Myers, 503-534-5667 /