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Noted University of Texas law professor to give Convocation lecture
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Noted University of Texas law professor to give Convocation lecture

Sanford V. Levinson

Sanford V. Levinson, a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Texas, will deliver the Convocation lecture “Constitutions, Consensus and Multiculturalism: Designing Constitutions for People of Fundamentally Differing Views” on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at S204-ABC Williams Center.

Levinson has written five books: “Constitutional Faith,” “Written in Stone: Public Moments in Changing Societies,” “Wrestling with Diversity” “Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It” and, most recently, “Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance.”

Additionally, Levinson is the author of over 350 articles and book reviews in professional and popular journals, a regular contributor to the popular blog Balkinization and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Levinson holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School, which he joined in 1980, and also serves as a professor of Government. Before joining UT, Levinson was a member of the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

Levinson earned his J.D. at Stanford University, Ph.D. at Harvard University and undergraduate degree at Duke University. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Boston University, Georgetown University, Harvard, New York University and Yale University law schools and has taught in programs of law in six foreign countries.

Levinson’s presentation, which is free, is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Political Science Department and Convocation Committee.



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