Cal Berkeley Law Professor to Deliver Lectures in Politics and Law

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Professor Martin Shapiro of the University of California Berkeley School of Law will give two talks at the TU College of Law on Wednesday, March 7, as part of the Lectureship in Politics and Law.

"Rule of Law, Due Process, and High Resource Suspects"

Room 204 in John Rogers Hall.
For more information, contact Barbette Veit at (918) 631-5604 or

"Judicial Independence – How Much Do You Really Want?"

7:30 p.m.
Price-Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall
For more information, contact Jeff Hockett at (918) 631-2796 or

For these lectures, parking is available on East 4th Place between Harvard and Florence.

In addition to UC Berkeley, Shapiro has taught in the political science departments at Harvard and Stanford Universities and at UC San Diego. He joined the faculty of the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1977 and has been a visiting professor at Amherst and Yale Universities, Ecole des Etudes in Paris, Universita degli Studi di Milano, and the Summer Institute of the European Group for Public Law in Greece.

Shapiro is the author of Law and Politics in the Supreme Court; Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review; The Supreme Court and Administrative Agencies; Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis; and Who Guards the Guardians: Judicial Control of Administration.

Shapiro is a past president of the Western Political Science Association, past vice president of the American Political Association, a trustee of the Law and Society Association, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and a research scholar at the Institute for Judicial Research in Bologna, Italy.

In 2003, Shapiro received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association.

Jeff Hockett
(918) 631-2796