Visiting scholar to talk about Supreme Court

Lee Epstein, a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law will give a public talk at Cornell College about the past, present, and future of the Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Hedges Conference Room in the Thomas Commons as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar series. 

Lee Epstein
Lee Epstein
Credit: Roger Snider

Epstein will also visit classes on constitutional law and political activism and hold lunch events for students interested in law school.

Epstein is the Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California. For the 2013-14 academic year, she is also serving as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Lecturer in Law at the University Chicago.

Epstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Before moving to USC, she held the Henry Wade Rogers Professorship, a University-wide chair, at Northwestern University and was the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.

Epstein has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and essays, as well as 15 books, including “The Choices Justices Make” (co-authored with Jack Knight), which won the Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law and Courts,  The “Constitutional Law for a Changing America” series (co-authored with Thomas Walker), and her most recent book, “The Behavior of Federal Judges,” with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner, which was published by Harvard University Press in January 2013.

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program makes available each year 12 or more distinguished scholars who visit 100 colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most respected academic honor society, with chapters at 276 colleges and universities.

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