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Drake Law to Host Distinguished Constitutional Law Speaker

The Constitutional Law Center will host one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, Aviam Soifer, on Thursday, March 24th as a part of the center’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Soifer, the Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, will deliver his speech entitled “Taking the Protection in Equal Protection Seriously: Ancestry v. Race” at 3:00 in room 213 of Drake Law School’s Cartwright Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Soifer received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1972 and has an extensive record of scholarly publications, presentations, and public service activities. He helped to found the C.V.H. Project, representing people in Connecticut’s largest mental hospital. His book, Law and the Company We Keep (Harvard University Press, 1995) was awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial National Jesuit Book Prize.

The Constitutional Law Center invites the nation's leading constitutional scholars to Drake Law School to engage students and faculty in discussions about current issues. The Center will hold two lectures and a symposium during the spring term. Speakers deliver a formal lecture, teach a class, and meet with students informally.
 
Date Posted: 3/19/2011
Last Modified: 3/17/2011 3:51:00 PM by Megan Flynn