Lives in the Law | Laurence Tribe: Friend of the Court
Lives in the Law | Laurence Tribe: Friend of the CourtOnline
This series brings together noted figures in the world of law – lawyers, professors, journalists, and activists – to join in dialogue about their lives in the law along with how their work bears on some of the most controversial issues of our time. Ronald Collins, a retired law professor and the Library’s first Distinguished Lecturer, will host the series including conducting interviews and inviting dialogue. The series is meant for laypersons and specialists alike. Audience participation by way of questions and comments is welcome and encouraged.
Schedule to date:
Thursday, January 21 | Stanley Goldman: The Lingering Effects of the Holocaust
Monday, January 25 | David Cole: The Future of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties in the Roberts Court
Monday, February 1 | Amy Howe: SCOTUSblog and the Supreme Court
Monday, February 8 | Floyd Abrams: The Life of a First Amendment Lawyer
Wednesday, February 17 | Richard Hasen: A Post-Mortem on the 2020 Elections and the Way Forward
Monday, March 8 | Laurence Tribe: Friend of the Court
Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. Tribe helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands; prevailed in three-fifths of the many appellate cases he has argued (including 35 in the U.S. Supreme Court); was appointed in 2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice; and written 115 books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, cited more than any other legal text since 1950. Former Solicitor General Erwin Griswold wrote: “[N]o book, and no lawyer not on the [Supreme] Court, has ever had a greater influence on the development of American constitutional law,” and the Northwestern Law Review opined that no-one else “in American history has… simultaneously achieved Tribe’s preeminence… as a practitioner and… scholar of constitutional law.”
Ronald Collins is the former Harold S. Shefelman scholar at the University of Washington Law School. He served as a Supreme Court fellow for Chief Justice Warren Burger. He is the editor of the weekly blog First Amendment News and is on the editorial board of SCOTUSblog. He is also the co-chair of The First Amendment Salons and the co-director of the History Book Festival. He is the author of some dozen books on everything from artificial intelligence and free speech to campaign finance law, and on individuals including Justice Holmes, Machiavelli, comedian Lenny Bruce, and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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- Monday, March 8, 2021
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
- Lewes Public Library