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The Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment: Professor Akhil Amar

Wednesday, October 16

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall Room 1001
4:00 PM

Akhil AmarUC Davis School of Law is pleased to announce the fourth annual Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment with Professor Akhil Amar of Yale Law School. His lecture, "The Firstness of the First Amendment," will discuss how and why the First Amendment is indeed constitutionally first — textually, historically, structurally, doctrinally, and culturally.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He received his B.A, summa cum laude, in 1980 from Yale College, and his J.D. in 1984 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. After clerking for Judge Stephen Breyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, Professor Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985.

About the lecture: The Central Valley Foundation and UC Davis School of Law have established the Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture to promote discussion and understanding of First Amendment issues.  Professor Amar's lecture will be the fourth in a series of five annual events.

The Central Valley Foundation (CVF) was established by the late James B. McClatchy, publisher of The McClatchy Company newspapers from 1987 to 2005.  CVF supports organizations and education programs dedicated to:  the protection and promotion of First Amendment rights; the advancement of academic achievement of English Learners at public K-12 schools in California's Central Valley; and the enhancement and preservation of quality of life in the Central Valley.

LECTURE at 4:00; RECEPTION at 5:00. Registered participants are eligible for free MCLE credit.


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