The Adelaide Law School and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are proud to host:
The President and Congress:
Separation of Powers in the United States of America
Although the framers of Australia’s Constitution adopted many features of the United States Constitution, they rejected the separation of legislative and executive power in favor of responsible government in a parliamentary system like that of Great Britain. This lecture will review the main consequences for the United States of its choice to separate these two branches. Many current controversies in America reveal the effects of separation, including the appointment of executive and judicial officers, the funding of the federal government, and the conduct of foreign relations and war.
Professor Harold Hastings Bruff
Harold Bruff is the Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was dean from 1996-2003. He received his B.A. in American history from Williams College (Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude). He has served in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advised the DOJ, the White House, and executive agencies on issues of constitutional and administrative law. He has testified before Congress many times, and has written several books and many articles on administrative law and separation of powers.
Date: 17 April 2013
Venue: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, University of Adelaide
RSVP: Monday, 15 April to Dr Gabrielle Appleby: firstname.lastname@example.org