Olin Lecture 2016 - Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at both Yale College and Yale Law School, will visit Cornell's Graduate School on April 22nd as part of the 2016 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin lecture series.

The lecture, scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium, is open to the public.

Amar will sign copies of his books following the lecture. Free tickets will be available at the Graduate School Deans’ Office (350 Caldwell Hall), Buffalo Street Books, Willard Straight Hall, and at the door.

Professor Amar's work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008  he received the DeVane Medal—Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence. 

Favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in over 30 cases, he regularly testifies before Congress at the invitation of both Republicans and Democrats.  

He has written widely for popular publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and Slate. His work has been showcased on  TV shows including The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, and The MHP Show. 

His most recent books include: America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Basic Books, 2012), and The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic (Basic Books, 2015). His next book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, will be published in September, just in time for the upcoming presidential election.

Recent articles by and about Professor Amar 

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