MU’s School of Law, Kinder Institute host symposium on ‘The Two Impeachments of Donald J. Trump’

The two-day virtual event will feature experts on presidential impeachment from across the political spectrum.

Feb. 7, 2022
Contact: Kenny Gerling, 573-882-6217,

The University of Missouri School of Law’s Missouri Law Review and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy will host a free virtual symposium, “The Two Impeachments of Donald J. Trump,” from 3:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Keynote speakers include U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8th District) and U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) who will provide firsthand accounts of the impeachment process.

Donald Trump was the third American president to be impeached and the only president to be impeached twice.

The symposium will also feature discussions with legal scholars, historians and journalists about the effect of Trump’s impeachments on American politics and culture.

Panelists include:

  • Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times
  • Philip Bobbitt, Columbia Law School & University of Texas Law School
  • Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina Law School
  • Gene Healy, Cato Institute
  • Brian Kalt, Michigan State Law School
  • Dahlia Lithwick, columnist for Slate and Newsweek
  • Joshua Matz, impeachment counsel to the House Judiciary Committee
  • Michael McConnell, Stanford Law School
  • Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Kate Shaw, Cardozo Law & ABC News
  • Keith Whittington, Princeton University
  • Brenda Wineapple, author of “The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation”

“We are fortunate to be hosting an impressive gathering of impeachment experts from the academy, the press and public office who will provide perspective and analysis of the two impeachments of Donald Trump,” said Frank O. Bowman, III, Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, Curator’s Distinguished Professor and moderator of several panels. “This will be a memorable conversation.”

Two additional MU faculty members will also serve as panel moderators: Justin Dyer, professor of political science and director of the Kinder Institute, and Thomas B. Bennett, associate professor of law and Wall Family Fellow with a joint appointment at the Kinder Institute.

Registration is free and open to the public. Registration closes at 5 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Missouri CLE credit is available for attending Missouri attorneys. A full schedule and program can be found here.

Media interested in attending may contact Kenny Gerling at 573-882-6217 or

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