Professor Stephen Clowney to Deliver Seymour Lecture

Friday, October 01, 2010

University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Law Stephen Clowney will present the Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 6 p.m. at The University of Tulsa College of Law.

The lecture, “The Case for Property in Law,” will be in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. A 5:30 p.m. reception in the “Pit” at John Rogers Hall will precede the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Clowney joined the Kentucky law faculty in 2008. He specializes in property law, land use, and trusts and estates. His main areas of research include zoning regulations, the history of cities, handwritten wills, and the process of grieving.

He received his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University in 2000 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006. He was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to entering academia, Clowney was a law clerk for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the 3rd Circuit.

The Seymour Lecture is the only lecture series in the country established by former clerks to honor the judge for whom they served. Those who clerked under Judge Seymour credit her as a tremendous teacher. In cooperation with the judge’s family, these clerks chose to honor their mentor in a manner that acknowledges her commitment to provide opportunity to the best and brightest law graduates. The lecture highlights the scholarship of an untenured law professor whose dedication and passion mirror that of Judge Seymour.

Scott Been