Akhil Reed Amar, coming up in November
In this talk, based in part on his recently released book, The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 , Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar will discuss the constitutional significance of a wide range of modern cases and controversies—from gun control to gay rights, from the electoral college to campaign finance to filibuster reform to presidential impeachments. This will be an informative and fascinating evening; come prepared to ask any question you like about America’s constitutional system—past, present, and future.
Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, where he teaches constitutional law in the College and the Law School and where he won the DeVane Medal, Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence. After clerking for then Judge (now Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty at the age of 26. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than 30 cases. In 2017, he received the American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award.