Miller Lecture to Focus on U.S. Supreme Court

Sept. 28, 2005

by Julie Carlson

A noted scholar on constitutional law and history will deliver the annual Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series at Baylor University.

Dr. Michael Zuckert, the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on "The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men, Or How the Supreme Court Got Such Big Britches" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Bennett Auditorium.

Zuckert is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters spanning several subjects relating to political science, including the history of political philosophy, politics and literature, constitutional law and American political thought. He is the author of four books, with five others currently under contract or in preparation.

In addition to his publications, Zuckert has won several N.E.H. grants to bring important aspects of the American founding to a larger public. He co-authored "Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson," a nine-part radio play based on their correspondence, and served as lead scholar for "Liberty: The American Revolution," a series produced for public television. He also was adviser for "Franklin," a recent public television series. He currently is serving as lead scholar for a new series on Alexander Hamilton and as a consultant for another series on the Bill of Rights.

Dr. Robert T. Miller, a renowned expert on constitutional law, taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-95, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-90. At the time of his death in 1996, Miller held the title of R.W. Morrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

The Miller lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-3161.

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