Amar To Deliver Chautauqua’s Jackson Lecture

CHAUTAUQUA – Chautauqua Institution’s 10th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States will be delivered by Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, on Monday, July 21, at 4 p.m. at the institution’s Hall of Philosophy.

Akhil Reed Amar is a leading scholar, teacher and writer on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and constitutional law and history. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and, after clerking for then-Circuit Judge Stephen Breyer, joined the faculty at Yale Law School in 1985.

Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. He is also the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, America’s Constitution: A Biography, and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

The Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chautauqua Institution is an annual reflection on the Supreme Court, on which Robert H. Jackson served as an Associate Justice from 1941-1954. Previous Jackson lecturers include former U.S. Solicitor General and Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, historian Jeff Shesol, former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker and CNN, former U.S. Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman, Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times and Yale Law School, and Professor Geoffrey R. Stone of the University of Chicago.

Chautauqua Institution’s Jackson Lecture is made possible through support from the Robert H. Jackson Center and sponsors Arnie and Jill Bellowe, Knox McLaughlin Gornall and Sennett, National Fuel, and Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency.