November 13, 2013
Influential Voices: Andrew Siegel
We are proud to present
Professor Andrew Siegel, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
"The Supreme Court in Our Constitutional Culture"
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
C-5, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Professor Siegel's lecture is based on his recent co-authored book, "The Supreme Court Sourcebook" and his ongoing work in constitutional theory. A panel of former U.S. Supreme Court clerks will respond to his lecture and offer insights based on their experiences at the Court.
· Justin Nelson, partner, Susman Godfrey LLP (former law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), adjunct professor, Seattle University School of Law
· Eric Miller, partner, Perkins Coie LLP (former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas)
· Elizabeth Porter, assistant professor, University of Washington School of Law (former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
The event is open to all, but RSVPs are requested.
Professor Andrew Siegel, an expert on the United States Supreme Court and the Constitution, served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens. He teaches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, American legal history, and criminal procedure. He frequently provides media commentary and explanation of court rulings.
Professor Siegel graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, has a master’s degree in history from Princeton University, and graduated summa cum laude from New York University School of Law. His academic writings have appeared in a variety of flagship law journals and his popular writings have appeared in The New Republic and the Washington Post, among other sources.
The book and supporting materials provide a fascinating perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution and offers an accessible framework for students, professors, and the broader citizenry interested in learning about the highest court and its impact on American law and society. The book — and this lecture — pull back the curtain on the processes and people that shape our constitutional law.