Supreme Court Expert to Speak at Miller Lecture Series Oct. 20

Oct. 15, 1997

Dr. Mary Volcansek, professor of political science at Florida International University in Miami, will be the featured speaker on Monday, Oct. 20, at Baylor University's Fourth Annual Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series. Volcansek will speak on "The U.S. Supreme Court's Legacy Abroad" at 3 p.m. in Room 337 in Draper Academic Building and "Judicial Impeachment: Historical Lessons" at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building.

Volcansek received her bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and her master's and doctorate from Texas Tech University. She joined the faculty of Florida International University in 1973, serving as chair of the Department of Political Science from 1993-1995. She also has served as a visiting professor at the University of Rome and is the founder of Florida International's University of Cambridge Programs in England.

An expert on American judicial politics, Volcansek is the author of four books including Judicial Impeachment: None Called for Justice as well as numerous articles, book chapters and conference papers.

The lecture series is named for Dr. Robert T. Miller, who taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-1995, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-1990. A renowned expert on constitutional law, Miller authored with Ronald B. Flowers Toward Benevolent Neutrality: Church, State and the Supreme Court, a work many consider the definitive publication on the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretations of the religion clauses of the Constitution. At the time of his death in 1996, Miller held the title of R. W. Morrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

The Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Baylor's Department of Political Science and is made possible by the many contributors to the Robert T. Miller Professorship. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Political Science at 710-3161.

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