Constitutional Law Expert Tops Long List of Scholars at TU Legal Symposium Oct. 9-10

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Published on 8/13/03

Participants at the third annual Legal Scholarship Symposium at The University of Tulsa College of Law will discuss and critique the scholarship of Frank I. Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Michelman and 11 other notable legal scholars from around the country will take part in the event, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10, in the Wm. Stuart Price and Michael C. Turpen Courtroom on the TU campus.

Michelman's research interests include constitutional law, democratic theory, the rights of poor people, legal theory and property law. He regularly teaches first-year property courses at Harvard Law School and has recently taught courses on property rights in morals and law for Harvard undergraduates.

Professor Michelman received his undergraduate degree in history at Yale University in 1957 and an L.L.B. from Harvard University Law School in 1960. He has been on the Harvard faculty since 1963 and served as associate dean from 1981-1985.

Other panelists are C. Edwin Baker, Nicholas F. Gallichio Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania; Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School; Martin H. Belsky, dean and professor of law, University of Tulsa; Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa; James Fleming, professor of law, Fordham University; William E. Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Endowed Chair in Law, University of Texas; Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Government, University of Texas; Martha Minow, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Tamara Piety, assistant professor of law, University of Tulsa; Margaret Jane Radin, Wm. Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; and Gerald Torres, H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law, University of Texas.

Registration is $150 for attorneys seeking continuing legal education credit; $125 for TU alumni. Law students may attend for free. Out-of-town guests are eligible for a special rate at Doubletree Warren Place, (918) 495-1000 or (800) 222-8733, by mentioning the TU legal scholarship event.

Articles from the first legal scholarship symposium, focused on the work of Morton J. Horwitz of Harvard Law School, appear in Volume 37, Issue 4 of the Tulsa Law Review; papers from the second symposium, the legal scholarship of Sanford V. Levinson of the University of Texas, are in Volume 38, Issue 4. Articles from the Michelman symposium are scheduled to appear in Volume 39, Issue 4 of the Tulsa Law Review.

For more information, contact or call (918) 631-2560. To register, contact or call (918) 631-2429.