|Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:00am
“Should Officials Obey the Law?”
Frederick Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
Ares Auditorium Room 146. Reception following the lecture
in the Courtyard of the College of Law
Click here to view the lecture.
FREDERICK SCHAUER is Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he has also served as Academic Dean and Acting Dean. He also teaches courses in the First Amendment and in Evidence at the Harvard Law School. Formerly Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, he is the author of The Law of Obscenity (BNA, 1976), Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry (Cambridge, 1982), Playing By the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life (Oxford, 1991), and Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes (Harvard, 2003). He is also the co-editor of The First Amendment: A Reader (West, 1992, 1995) and The Philosophy of Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Oxford, 1996), and author of more than 200 published articles in legal and philosophical journals and books on constitutional law, freedom of speech and press, legal reasoning, and the philosophy of law.
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is former chair of the Section on Constitutional Law of the Association of American Law Schools, is former Vice President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, serves currently as Chair of the Committee on Philosophy and law of the American Philosophical Association, and was a founding co-editor of the journal Legal Theory.
Schauer has been the Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, the Ewald Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, a Distinguished Visitor at the New York University School of Law, and the William Morton Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities at Dartmouth College; and he has been elected as the George Eastman Visiting Professor at Oxford University and Balliol College for 2007-2008.
His books have been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Turkish, and his work on freedom of speech, constitutional law, legal reasoning, and the philosophy of law has been the subject of a book (L. Meyer, ed., Rules and Reasoning: Essays in Honour of Fred Schauer (Hart, 2000)), and symposia in Politeia, the Harvard Journal on Law and Public Policy, and the Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Quinnipiac Law Reviews. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Law School, Schauer has lectured and taught in Canada, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Great Britain, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Israel, and China, has advised on issues of legal and constitutional development in or for Estonia, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Belarus, South Africa, Vietnam, and the Faroe Islands, and was the recipient of a Distinguished Teacher Award from Harvard University in 2004.
Thc J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick who served the State of Arizona with great distinction as President of the University of Arizona, as Dean of the University's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents.