Brian Gilmore '92 published an article in McClatchy recalling the lessons of Watergate. Brian Gilmore writes, "The press is much less powerful today than it was during Watergate.
The Internet has decimated newspapers, and much of the media is more
concerned with having a shouting match than with digging out the facts. For its part, Congress is mired in partisanship. Forty years after the break-in at the Watergate, our democratic institutions need to be put in better working order or we risk more abuses at the hands of the executive branch." Read the full article in McClatchy, "40 years after Watergate, lessons are ignored"
Brian Gilmore is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the Housing
Clinic at the Michigan State University College of Law. Gilmore joined MSU College of Law from Howard
University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where he served as a
clinical professor and supervising attorney with the Clinical Law Center
from 2005 through 2010. While at Howard University, Gilmore developed
and initiated the Fair Housing Teaching Program for the Clinical Law
Center, organized programs to educate local constituents and community
advocates on ever-relevant legal topics, taught Introduction to
Lawyering Process for Education Administrators, and served as a guest
lecturer in Professional Responsibility and Pre-Trial Litigation
courses. He also designed and taught Housing Law and the Public
Interest. Click here to read his full bio.