Thu, Sep 177:30 PM
Scovel Hall (Room 105)944 College Mall
WOOSTER, Ohio - Peter Irons, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, will present "God on Trial: Religion and Law in American Society" at the Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of Scovel Hall (944 College Mall).
Irons is the author of six books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation, including: The New Deal Lawyers, Justice at War, The Courage of Their Convictions, Justice Delayed, May it Please the Court, and Brennan vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution. He has also contributed to numerous law reviews and other journals. He was chosen in 1988 as the first Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Rutgers University.
Irons has also been active in public affairs. He is a practicing civil rights and liberties attorney, and was lead council in the 1980s in the successful effort to reverse the World War II criminal convictions of Japanese-Americans who challenged the curfew and relocation orders. He was also elected to two terms on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideas that make us Americans. The United States Government has designated September 17 as Constitution Day to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution Day Lecture is sponsored by The College of Wooster's Pre-Law Advising Program. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.
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