Fiss to Deliver 45th Annual Leary Lecture October 26

Owen Fiss, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University, will deliver the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 45th Annual William H. Leary Lecture, “Law and Terrorism,” on October 26 at 12:15 p.m. in the College’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Hiram Chodosh, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, predicted that Fiss will present a powerful and thought-provoking talk: “For over four decades, Professor Fiss has challenged all of us to live up to our most important constitutional commitments, and I would expect his exploration of terrorism and law to pursue this profound and courageous motif of his extraordinary contributions,” Chodosh said.

Fiss was educated at Dartmouth, Oxford, and Harvard. He clerked for Thurgood Marshall (when Marshall was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and later for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He also served in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

At Yale, Fiss teaches procedure, legal theory, and constitutional law and is the author of many articles and books on these subjects, including more recently, Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, Liberalism Divided, The Irony of Free Speech, A Community of Equals, A Way Out/America’s Ghettos and the Legacy of Racism, Adjudication and its Alternatives (with Judith Resnik), and The Law as it Could Be. Professor Fiss also directs extensive Law School programs in Latin America and the Middle East.

The 45th annual Leary Lecture will take place Tuesday, October 26 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 S. 1400 East. Parking will be available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. Attendance is free and open to the public. One hour CLE (applied for). For more information, call 801-581-7356