George Mitchell, 2012 Jefferson Medal Recipient, Praises Rule of Law as Key to Free Society

George J. Mitchell, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and peace negotiator in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, spoke Friday at the Law school in honor of receiving the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. Mitchell voiced his views on the Middle East peace process, the hyper-partisanship and lack of collegiality among politicians in Washington, and the importance of law and lawyers in the United States.