Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert will address law students at The John Marshall Law School April 23. Hastert is expected to discuss recent decisions impacting campaign finance reform, as well as the myriad political and legal effects of congressional redistricting, while providing insights about the federal legislative process.
Hastert represented Illinois’s 14th Congressional District for 20 years and was the longest-serving Republican speaker in history, from January 1999 until January 2007. He joined Washington, D.C.-based law firm Dickstein Shapiro in 2008 as a senior advisor in its Public Policy & Law Practice.
Hastert will visit the Legislative Drafting class taught by Adjunct Professor Kevin Hull. Hull previously worked at the Illinois state capitol as an assistant counsel to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Who: Former Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert
What: Discussion on federal legislative process, election cycles, service to his country
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604; Goldberg Courtroom
When: 3:30-5:20 p.m., April 23, 2014