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Law of the Land

A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. The co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook and author of a series of influential books, Prof. Amar was a consultant to the television show The West Wing and made multiple appearances on The Colbert Report. He will discuss his new book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic.

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for more details.

Event Overview

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: 110 Boalt

Event Description

In this talk, based on his just-released book, The Law of the Land, Yale University Sterling Professor Akhil Amar will discuss how geography, federalism, and regionalism have influenced some of the biggest questions in American constitutional law—for example, how Abraham Lincoln’s ideas about secession were influenced by his Midwestern upbringing and outlook, and how certain key states have historically played an outsized role in the electoral college. Closer to home, is it a mere coincidence that Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Republican appointee on the current Supreme Court who has most consistently embraced gay rights, grew up here in exceptionally tolerant Northern California? We hope you will join us for this stimulating discussion.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

4:00 p.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
4:50 p.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
5:00 p.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
5:05 p.m.  Event Begins

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