TU Law to Host April 9, 10 Symposium Reviewing Preeminent Legal Scholar

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Published on 3/22/07

The University of Tulsa College of Law will hold its 6th Annual Legal Scholarship Symposium featuring a discussion of the scholarship of Laurence Tribe, one of the nation’s most influential constitutional law experts.

The lecture will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 9 and 10, in the John Rogers Hall Price-Turpen Courtroom at TU’s College of Law. The symposium is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available for $150 per person or $125 for TU alumni. An educator’s discount is available at $75 a person.

Premier constitutional legal scholars from Harvard, Yale, Stanford and many other law schools and federal courts will discuss and critique Tribe’s extensive body of work.

Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard, has taught there since 1968 and was voted best professor by the class of 2000. He holds the title of "University Professor,” Harvard’s highest title, awarded to only 49 professors in the 20th century and eight in the 21st and now held by just 19 of the 1,432 tenured professors on Harvard’s nine faculties.

Born in China of Russian Jewish parents, Tribe entered Harvard at 16, graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics in 1962 and magna cum laude in Law in 1966. He clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts and was voted a tenured professorship at 29. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at 38 and helped write constitutions for South Africa, the Czech Republic and the Marshall Islands. He has received numerous honorary degrees and has prevailed in three-fifths of the many appellate cases, most of them pro bono, that he has argued (including 34 in the U.S. Supreme Court). Tribe has written 115 books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, cited more often than any other legal text since 1950.

The event, sponsored by the law firm of Crowe and Dunlevy, was organized by the student editors of TU’s "Tulsa Law Review."

For more information, please contact Lynn Miller at the TU College of Law at (918) 631-2471 or lynn-miller@utulsa.edu. To download a symposium postcard with a list of presenters, visit www.law.utulsa.edu.