Yale Professor Will Speak at John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series

Feb. 14, 2017
Akhil Reed AmarAkhil Reed Amar, courtesy photo

“Making a Difference” Conference to Follow

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will speak at the John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series on Feb. 17.

The lecture, “Probing the Minds of Hamilton, Madison and Jay: the Guidance of the Federalist Papers,” will be held at noon in the Kronzer Courtroom (Room 127) at Baylor Law School.

Amar teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College summa cum laude in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, Amar joined Yale faculty in 1985. He has earned many awards for his work from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.

“Professor Amar is a nationally recognized scholar of the U.S. Constitution and the principles that guided its development,” said Brad Toben, dean of Baylor Law School. “Baylor Law is honored to present this lecture on the place of the Federalist Papers of Hamilton, Madison and Jay in the development of the Constitution. The lecture is made possible through the philanthropy and civic-mindedness of our dear friends John and Marie Chiles.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Baylor Law School website.

Following the lecture will be the “Making a Difference” conference hosted by the LEAD Counsel. The purpose of this conference is to inspire law students and young lawyers to use their legal training to make meaningful contributions to their communities and equip them to think critically and strategically about public service.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Kronzer Courtroom (Room 127) at Baylor Law School.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Baylor Law School website.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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