Benjamin Mizer

Benjamin Mizer


Constitution Day Lecture to Feature Benjamin Mizer

Counselor to the Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice to speak Sept. 16 at The College of Wooster

08 September, 2014 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio – Benjamin Mizer, Counselor to the Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice, will present “Practicing Constitutional Law in the Executive Branch” at the annual Constitution Day Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.).  A dessert reception will precede the lecture.

A 1999 College of Wooster graduate, Mizer went on to earn his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School. He previously served for several years as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the Justice Department.  Before joining OLC, Mizer was the Solicitor General of Ohio, representing the State of Ohio in the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Ohio.  He also previously served as an associate in the Washington, D.C., offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and as an Associate Legal Officer for President Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.  Mizer was also a law clerk for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. 

Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but also the ideas that make us Americans. The United States Government has designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution Day Lecture is sponsored by The College of Wooster's Pre-Law Advising Program. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.