U.S. Supreme Court Justice to speak at UT March 13
Mar 7, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at UT in 2003.
The University of Toledo College of Law will welcome United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as part of its Centennial Speaker Series. He will give a public lecture on constitutional interpretation Tuesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in Doermann Theater on Main Campus.
Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1982, and took his seat as an associate justice of the Supreme Court Sept. 26, 1986. Scalia has carved a distinctive niche on the Supreme Court by questioning the conventions of modern statutory construction and constitutional interpretation. He has described himself as a “textualist” who believes that judges should apply the actual language of the Constitution and laws, reasonably understood.
His visit coincides with The University of Toledo College of Law’s centennial academic year (2006-07). Top legal scholars, jurists, practitioners and lawmakers regularly visit the College of Law as part of its speaker series, giving students and community members the opportunity to learn from and interact with the people whose thoughts and actions shape the law.
The College of Law has welcomed three U.S. Supreme Court Justices over the last five years, including a previous visit from Scalia in 2003. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (now retired) spoke at UT in 2004, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was at the University in 2006.
For more information, contact the Law Communications Office at 419.530.2712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.