Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-09

Constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky will present this year's Rushton Lecture sponsored by Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Tuesday, March 13, at 4:15 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building. The public is invited.

Chemerinsky, professor of law and political science at Duke University School of Law, will speak on the topic, "The Roberts Court and the Future of Constitutional Law." John Roberts, Jr., was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. by President George Bush in 2005.

Considered one of the nation's top legal thinkers and constitutional law scholars and litigators, Chemerinsky is the author of a constitutional law casebook that is used at law schools throughout the U.S., including Cumberland.

Prior to joining the Duke faculty in 2004, he was professor of public interest law, legal ethics and political science for 21 years at University of Southern California Law School.

He is the author of four books: Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies, Constitutional Law (a casebook), and Interpreting the Constitution. 

Chemerinsky frequently argues appellate cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S Courts of Appeals.

The Rushton lecture series honors the late Samford graduate and longtime attorney Ray Rushton.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.