Constitution Day Lecture: "Originalism in the American Mind"


Lecture by Nathaniel Persily: "Originalism in the American Mind: Public Opinion and Judicial Decision Making"

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Room 127, Law School

This is the 2009-10 James Goold Cutler Lecture and is part of the College of William & Mary's observance of Constitution Day. Free and all are welcome.

Nathaniel Persily is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia University. He is a nationally recognized expert on election law and is founder and director of the Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School.

Professor Persily  is the author of numerous articles on campaign finance reform, voting rights,  issues surrounding the 2000 census and the redistricting process, and the legal separation of political parties. He is co-editor, with Jack Citrin and Patrick J. Egan, of Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy (Oxford, 2008). He earned a B.A. and M.A. in political science at Yale, and received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.