Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

December 01, 2003
Author, Commentator Toobin Next Guest in “Conversation”

Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine will discuss "Jacko, Jocks and Justice: A Look at the Notable & Notorious Legal Issues of the Day" at the next meeting in the series "A Conversation with..." presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. He will be joined in conversation by Institute Director, Professor David Kohler. The event will take place on January 14 at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Bullocks Wilshire building. A reception follows. Reservations are requested and can be made through Tamara Moore in the Institute Office.

Mr. Toobin joined CNN in 2002 from ABC News, where he provided legal analysis on the nation’s most provocative and high profile cases, including the O.J. Simpson civil trial and the Kenneth Starr investigation of the Clinton White House. In other assignments, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn and as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzales custody saga.

As a staff writer at The New Yorker, Mr. Toobin has covered legal affairs since 1993, writing on such topics as Attorney General John Ashcroft, the disputed 2000 presidential election, the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and the trial of Timothy McVeigh. He is the author of several critically acclaimed, best-selling books, including A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President; The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; and Too Close to Call: The 36-day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.

Mr. Toobin earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.