Constitutional Law Expert Tops Long List of Scholars at TU Symposium Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

Friday, September 20, 2002

Published on 9/20/02

Participants at the second annual Legal Scholarship Symposium at The University of Tulsa College of Law will discuss and critique the scholarship of Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood & W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair at the University of Texas School of Law. Professor Levinson and 13 notable legal scholars will take part in the event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1, in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the TU campus.

Levinson is an internationally eminent scholar of constitutional law who writes and teaches about professional responsibility, jurisprudence, political theory and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has written numerous articles and books including Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies. His articles have appeared in Yale Law Journal, Constitutional Commentary, Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs and elsewhere. He has been visiting professor at Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law, and is a member of the American Law Institute.

Other panelists include: Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School; Martin H. Belsky, dean and professor of law, TU; Sherman J. Clark, professor of law, University of Michigan; Stephen Feldman, professor of law, University of Wyoming; Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, TU; Mark Graber, political science professor and director of graduate studies, University of Maryland; Morton J. Horwitz, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Laura Kalman, professor of history, University of California at Santa Barbara; Randall L. Kennedy, professor of law, Harvard Law School; Frank I. Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School; Elizabeth A. Reilly, C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law, University of Akron; Rodney K. Smith, Herff Chair in Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis; Aviam Soifer, professor of law, Boston College; Mark Tushnet, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University.

Registration is $150 for attorneys seeking continuing legal education credit; $100 for other individuals. TU law alumni receive a $25 discount; law students attend for free. Out-of-town guests are eligible for a special rate at Doubletree Warren Place, (918) 495-1000 or (800) 222-8733, when they mention attending the TU Legal Scholarship event.

The first legal scholarship symposium focused on the work of Morton J. Horwitz of Harvard Law School. Articles from that presentation appear in Volume 37, Issue 4 of the Tulsa Law Review. For more information or to register, contact or call (918) 631-2560.