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Amar to Speak at ONU Kormendy Lecture

Oct 10, 2006

“Ohio and the Electoral College: Past, Present and Future” is the title of discussion by Akhil Reed Amar at the 2006 Kormendy Lecture in the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law moot court room (129) on Monday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Professor Amar will sign copiesof his book, "America's Constitution: A Biography," following the lecture.The event is free and open to the public.

Amar is currently the Southmayd professor of law and political science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. He has delivered lectures at more than two dozen colleges and universities, and his written work on constitutional issues has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, and Slate.

In 1994 he received the Paul Bater award from the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and in 1997 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by law Suffolk University. In 1995 the National Law Journal named him as one of the 40 “Rising Stars in the Law,” and in 1997, The American Lawyer placed him on their “Public Sector 45” list. His work on the Bill of Rights earned the ABA Certificate of Merit and the Yale University’s Press Governor’s Award.

Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, “Process of Constitutional Decisioning." He is also the author of several books, including “The Constitutional and Criminal Procedure: First Principles," “The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction" and most recently, “America’s Constitution: A Biography."

Amar received his B.A. from Yale College and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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