Law School Lecture: "Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?"
Presented by William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law
The Law School presents a faculty lecture, "Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?"
The doctrine of "qualified immunity" prevents government officials from being held liable for violating the constitution unless they are "plainly incompetent" or "knowingly violate the law." In recent years, the Supreme Court has strengthened this doctrine, giving officials a special solicitude available to almost no other litigant. But the legal roots of this doctrine are highly questionable, and upon closer examination, qualified immunity itself may be unlawful.
The Law School thanks Fred Weil, '67, and Hanson Bridgett LLP for hosting this event.