Constitution Day: Sanford Levinson Lecture
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the President's Office and the Department of Political Science
Swarthmore College will celebrate Constitution Day 2009 with a talk by prominent University of Texas at Austin School of Law constitutional law scholar Sanford Levinson. The talk, entitled “What Exactly Should We Be Celebrating on Constitution Day?” is open to the public. The author of many articles in professional and popular journals, Levinson is also the author of four books, most recently Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) (2006). Others include the award-winning Constitutional Faith (1988), Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies (1998) and Wrestling With Diversity (2003). He is co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, has written a seminal article on the Second Amendment, and has taught a course on "Torture, Law, and Lawyers" at the Harvard Law School. Professor Levinson, who holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in the law school and who is also Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin, has also been featured on the Bill Moyers Journal (December, 21, 2007) and in documentaries about the Constitution. The talk is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of Political Science.