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Press Release for Monday, January 23, 2012

CNN Senior Analyst/Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Toobin Speaks at UNF

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director  

Department of Public Relations  

(904) 620-2102  

Jeffrey Toobin, a high-profile CNN senior analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss “Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the University of North Florida University Center, Building 43, Room 1090, as part of the Pre-Law Speakers Series. 


Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law. With unparalleled journalistic skill, he has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time. 


The author of critically acclaimed best sellers, Toobin delved into the historical, political and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices in his most recent book, “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” This book spent more than four months on TheNew York Times Best-Seller list and was named one of the best books of the year by Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly and the Economist. His next book, “The Oath,” a sequel to “The Nine,” will be published in the fall of 2012. 


After a six-year tenure at ABC News, where Toobin covered the country’s highest-profile cases and received a 2000 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzales custody saga, he joined CNN as a legal analyst in 2002, where he now serves as a senior analyst. Toobin has also been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 1993 and has written articles on subjects such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Roman Polanski case. 


Prior to joining The New Yorker, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y. He also served as an associate counsel in the office of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, “Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case: United States v. Oliver North.” Toobin received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. 


The Pre-Law Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), Barbara Hetrick, COAS dean and Martin Edwards, Pre-Law Program director. For more information about the lecture, which requires an e-ticket, contact Pre-Law Program Assistant Peggy Baldt at (904) 620-1069 or . To obtain an e-ticket, visit .