Hamilton vs. Jefferson


-- $50,000 in Prizes for Law School Alumni Going Head-to-Head During Debate at the New-York Historical Society January 6 --

As part of its Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speaker Series, the New-York Historical Society—in conjunction with the Virginia Historical Society—will co-sponsor a debate between alumni from the law schools of Columbia University and the University of Virginia, speaking on behalf of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, respectively on Thursday, January 6, 6:30 p.m., New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (Between 76th and 77th Streets).

The debate will bring the Republican and Federalist viewpoints of post-Revolutionary America to life for a modern audience and seek to answer the question "Who had more of an impact on modern America—New York's Alexander Hamilton or Virginia's Thomas Jefferson?" A reception will follow the debate.

Participants from the University of Virginia School of Law include Adrienne Penta '03, of the law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart, and Matthew Adams '02, of the law firm Foley Hoag. Participants from Columbia Law School include Matthew Schwartz '03, of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and Jeffrey Williams '05, a Columbia Law School student.

As a prelude to the debate, audiences will be able to explore the life and influence of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) at the Society's exhibit, "ALEXANDER HAMILTON: THE MAN WHO MADE MODERN AMERICA," included with admission.

For information the public can call: 212-873-3400.

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Columbia Law vs. University of Virginia Law School Alumni Debate

Thursday, January 6
6:30 p.m.

The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West (Between 76th and 77th Streets)

Non-Members: $10
Members, Seniors, Teachers, Students: $5
Children under 12: Free

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Directions: To get to The New-York Historical Society take B or C trains to 81st Street or M10 bus to 77th Street; M79 to 81st and CPW.