Views from the Bench: The Judiciary and the American Constitutional Order

March 19, 2015

Event PosterOn Wednesday, March 25, Hampden-Sydney College will host the Honorable Henry E. Hudson and the Honorable Randolph A. Beales as they participate in a discussion entitled "Views from the Bench: The Judiciary and the American Constitutional Order."

Hudson received his B.A. and J.D. from American University and was appointed, in 2002, by President George W. Bush as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has presided over several, high profile cases and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. He previously held positions as a deputy sheriff, a deputy clerk of court, an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney of Arlington County, and an Assistant United States Attorney.

Beales received his B.A. from William and Mary and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. He is in his ninth year as a Judge on the Virginia Court of Appeals, and prior to his service on the court, he was a partner of Christian & Barton, LLP, and former 41st Attorney General of Virginia. He has also served as Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force; a member of the Commonwealth's Security and Preparedness Task Force; Executive Director of the Virginia Business-Education Partnership; Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Champion Schools; a member of the Senate Ethics Advisory Panel; and as a member of the Virginia Tobacco Trust Certification ("Phase II") Board. Beales also held various positions during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations.

This program will be moderated by former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Eugene Hickok '72. He is the Senior Policy Consultant with Whiteboard Advisors in Washington, D.C., which is an education policy and consulting firm that provides expertise on all aspects of education to policymakers and entrepreneurs.

Hickok was a Bradley Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation and previously served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

This event begins at 7:30 PM in Bortz Library (4th Floor Rotunda) and is free and open to the community. The discussion is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest and the H-SC Pre-Law Society.