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          Friday, September 06, 2013

          William Eskridge, Jr. Presents Tobriner Lecture on Constitutional Law

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          Professor William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law.

          UC Hastings is pleased to present Professor William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School, as the 23rd speaker in the Mathew O. Tobriner Memorial Lecture on Constitutional Law series. His topic will include discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in the gay marriage cases. 

          The event will take place at 3:30pm on September 26, 2013 in UC Hastings' Mary Kay Kane Hall, 200 McAllister Street, Alumni Reception Center (ARC). A reception will follow. Please RSVP. 

          "The Tobriner Lecture has hosted a number of Supreme Court Justices over the years, including Justices William Brennan, Harry Blackmun, Shirley Abrahamson, Judith Kaye, Richard Goldstone, and Aharon Barak," noted UC Hastings Research Dean William Dodge. "We are pleased to welcome Professor Eskridge, one of the nation's leading experts in gay marriage."

          William Eskridge, Jr.

          Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. His primary legal academic interest has been statutory interpretation. Together with Professor Philip Frickey, he developed an innovative casebook on Legislation. In 1990-95, Professor Eskridge represented a gay couple suing for recognition of their same-sex marriage. Since then, he has published a field-establishing casebook, three monographs, and dozens of law review articles articulating a legal and political framework for proper state treatment of sexual and gender minorities. The historical materials in the book on Gaylaw formed the basis for an amicus brief he drafted for the Cato Institute and for much of the Court's (and the dissenting opinion's) analysis in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which invalidated consensual sodomy laws. His most recent book is Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse? (with Darren Spedale). Professor Eskridge received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Davidson College, his masters in History from Harvard, and his J.D. from Yale.

          Mathew O. Tobriner Memorial Lectures

          Between October 1983 and October 2004, twenty-one lectures were presented at UC Hastings College of the Law by distinguished judges, legal scholars, and other prominent figures of national, or international, reputation. The great majority of the lectures were subsequently published in the Hastings Law Journal, the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, or other publications affiliated with the College.

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          For more information and a complete list of the lectures, please read The Mathew O. Tobriner Memorial Lectures by the Hon. Joseph R. Grodin, Retired Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Distinguished Emeritus Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law.

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