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Richard Epstein of NYU School of Law to present David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University of Illinois College of Law
Location
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
Date
Apr 2, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law & Director, Classical Liberal Institute - New York University School of Law
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Carolyn Turner
E-Mail
carolynt@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-0001
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Originating Calendar
College of Law - Lectures Calendar

David C. Baum Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
April 2, 2019
12 p.m.


Richard Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director, Classical Liberal Institute

New York University School of Law

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Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences since 1983. He was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011. Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects, as well as over 15 books; his most recent is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014). He has also edited (with Catherine Sharkey) Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (11th edition, 2016). He writes a weekly column for Defining Ideas and is a contributor to Ricochet.com and Forbes.com

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David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

The family and friends of David C. Baum endowed the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights not only in his memory, but at his request.

Deep concern for the dignity and rights of all people was central to Professor Baum’s character and activities. After receiving his undergraduate and legal education at Harvard University, Professor Baum served as law clerk for Justice Walter V. Schaefer of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1959-60. He then practiced law with the Chicago firm of Ross, McGowan, Hardies and O’Keefe until he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law in 1963.

Professor Baum was an inspiration to his student and colleagues, not only because of the excellence of his teaching, scholarship, and public service, but because of his remarkable human qualities. Conscientious and judicious, blending passion for justice with dispassionate objectivity, he inspired the highest level of discourse and endeavor in all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.

It is hoped that the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights will constitute a fitting memorial to a man whose unrelenting intellectual vigor and moral commitment made his presence in the world of law invaluable. 

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