The Politics Department welcomes Richard Primus, of the University of Michigan Law School, to Princeton University in order to deliver a Bouton Law Lecture. LAPA is not a co-sponsor for the Bouton Law Lecture Series, but we list this particular lecture on our site because it may interest members of our community.
Richard Primus teaches the law, theory, and history of the U.S. Constitution. In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on the relationship between history and constitutional interpretation. Primus graduated from Harvard College with an A.B., summa cum laude, in social studies. He then earned a D.Phil. in politics at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and the Jowett Senior Scholar at Balliol College. After studying law at Yale, Primus clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block before joining the Michigan faculty in 2001. He has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, and the University of Tokyo. For more information on Professor Primus, see his profile at the University of Michigan