The Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression is an annual event endowed by Leonard S. Halpert, Esq. ’44 and named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1886-1971). Robert C. Post – Dean of Yale Law School and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law – will deliver this year’s lecture on Thursday, February 19 at 8 PM in the Memorial Chapel. Registration is encouraged.
Dean Post’s research concentrates on constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited numerous books, including Citizens Divided: A Constitutional Theory of Campaign Finance Reform; Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State; For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (with Matthew M. Finkin); Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law (with K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Thomas C. Grey, and Reva Siegel); and Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management. He previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.