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Renowned Constitutional Scholar and Former Presidential Advisor Philip Bobbit to Speak at Chiles Lecture Series

September 6, 2018

Renowned Constitutional Scholar and Former Presidential Advisor Philip Bobbit to Speak at Chiles Lecture Series

The Fourth Annual John and Marie Chiles 'Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series' Will be Held at 4:00pm September 19, 2018, in room 127 at Baylor Law


WACO—

One of America's leading constitutional scholars and former presidential adviser Philip Bobbitt will deliver the featured lecture at the fourth annual John and Marie Chiles 'Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series,' at 4:00pm September 19, 2018, in room 127 at Baylor Law. Professor Bobbit will speak on “Why We Study the Federalist Papers" and will discuss the essays of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay as they apply to contemporary legal questions.

Philip Bobbitt is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He is also the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for National Security Law at Columbia Law School, and Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas Law School. He has served in the U.S. government in various roles in both Democratic and Republican administrations.

The lecture series was established by Baylor benefactors John and Marie Chiles to showcase the importance of the Federalist Papers. The Federalist Papers are a collection of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay between 1787 and 1788. The authors wrote under the name “Publius” and attempted to make the case for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, outlining how the new government would operate and why it was the best choice for the United States of America.

Don't miss one of America's leading constitutional scholars discussing the essays of Hamilton, Madison and Jay as they apply to contemporary legal questions."

This event is free and open to the public, but guests are encouraged to RSVP here: http://bit.ly/http://bit.ly/ChilesLectureSeries

A book signing with Professor Bobbit will follow the lecture.

Baylor University School of Law is located at 1114 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX.




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