Constitution Day: 2018-19 Supreme Court Review

  • Friday, September 6, 2019 • 12:00 pm
  • Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Constitution Day: 2018-19 Supreme Court Review is presented by Lee Epstein, Adam Liptak, and Greg Magarian.

Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests center on law and legal institutions, especially the behavior of judges.

Professor Epstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, and a Principal Investigator of the U.S. Supreme Court Database project. In 2018-19, she will be a visiting scholar/professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, National Taiwan University, and the University of Bergen in Norway (through 2020).

Adam Liptak
, journalist at The New York Times, covers the United States Supreme Court and writes Sidebar, a column on legal developments. A graduate of Yale Law School, he practiced law for 14 years before joining The New York Times’s news staff in 2002. He was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting. He has taught courses on the Supreme Court and the First Amendment at several law schools, including Yale and the University of Chicago.


Greg Magarian, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, teaches and writes about U.S. constitutional law, with emphasis on the freedom of expression. His first book, Managed Speech: The Roberts Court’s First Amendment, was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press. His work also examines church and state, firearms regulation, and regulations of the political process. He has published widely in leading law journals, made numerous scholarly presentations, and taught and lectured at universities around the world. Professor Magarian served as a judicial clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Louis Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Presented by the School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series. Cosponsors: Washington University Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy; and the American Constitution Society 

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