Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas

The Unexpected Relevance of the Federalist Papers

Date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012
Location: 
4:30 PM, 138 Lewis Library
Event Category: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Public

Please join us for a public lecture with Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair and a professor of government at the University of Texas, on "The Unexpected Relevance of the Federalist Papers."

Sanford V. Levinson  is the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair and a professor of government at the University of Texas. He has been teaching law and government at UT since 1980, following a teaching position at Princeton University. His specialty is the United States Constitution, about which he has written hundreds of articles and several books. His most recent books are Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) (2006) which provides a critique of the US national constitution and  Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance (2012), which looks at the United States Constitution in the context of American state constitutions, many of which are interestingly different in providing models of governance. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.   He is Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for the Fall 2012 term.