Sibley Lecture to be delivered by internationally-renowned constitutional law scholar


Thursday, March 17, 2005

WRITER: Julie Camp, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu CONTACT: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu

Sibley Lecture to be delivered by internationally-renowned constitutional law scholar


ATHENS, Ga. – Internationally-renowned constitutional law scholar Sanford V. Levinson, a chaired professor at the University of Texas School of Law, will deliver the 99th Sibley Lecture Monday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel. Levinson’s lecture, titled “Constitutional Norms in a State of Permanent Emergency,” is open to the public, and admission is free.

Levinson, who joined the University of Texas law faculty in 1980, holds the school’s W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law. Additionally, Levinson holds a faculty appointment in the University of Texas Department of Government. He has written several books and more than 200 articles. His book Constitutional Faith won the 1989 Scribes Award, an honor given annually to top works of legal scholarship. He has also authored Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies and Wrestling With Diversity.

Levinson received his undergraduate degree at Duke University, his doctorate degree at Harvard University and his Juris Doctor at Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Texas, he was a professor at the Princeton University Department of Politics. He has also served as a visiting law professor at Harvard, Yale, New York and Boston universities as well as the University of Paris II, Central European University in Budapest and Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the University of Georgia School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.