Yale law professor to deliver lecture at Transylvania

Yale University law and political science professor Akhil Reed Amar will deliver Transylvania University's John Marshall Harlan Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Carrick Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Amar, who will speak on "America's Symbolic Constitution," is the Sterling professor of law and political science at Yale, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. Amar was named one of the top 20 contemporary U.S. legal thinkers by a Legal Affairs readers' poll and was a consultant for the television show The West Wing.

Akhil will deliver Transylvania's second John Marshall Harlan lecture. The lecture series is named after U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, who graduated from Transylvania's law department in 1852. It is made possible by a gift from the Lexington law firm McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC.

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