The University of Findlay will host guest speaker Ken Gormley, J.D., author of “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Old Main, Ritz Auditorium.
In 2010, Gormley published “The Death of American Virtue” (Crown), a New York Times bestseller chronicling the scandals that nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency. The book received a 2011 Silver-Gavel Award from the American Bar Association as well as international critical acclaim.
Gormley is dean and professor at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, specializing in Constitutional subjects. He joined the faculty in 1994, after teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and engaging in private practice. Gormley earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Gormley’s work on myriad legal/historical topics has earned him a national reputation as a leading Constitutional scholar. In 1997, he published “Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation” (Perseus Books 1997), the authorized biography of one of the leading lawyers and public servants of the 20th century. The Cox book was awarded the 1999 Bruce K. Gould Book Award for outstanding publication relating to the law.
Gormley has testified in the United States Senate three times. He also served as president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the first academic to hold that position in the organization’s 137-year history.
This event is sponsored by the University’s Department of History, Law and Gender Studies within the College of Liberal Arts.