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Prof. Richard Epstein Speaks at Stover Center Lecture

Top-level legal mind discussed U.S. Constitution

Rachel Pellegrino Mar 16, 2020

Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership recently hosted Prof. Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago.

A number of students, faculty and staff attended Prof. Epstein’s lecture, “Constitutional Moments: Good or Bad?,” which focused on an overview of the history surrounding the U.S. Constitution.

“Prof. Epstein gave a summary of the history of the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Constitution with different moments of history,” Dr. Larry Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, said. “The purpose was to give everyone an opportunity to talk and wrestle with the meaning of the Constitution and how it shapes our political system.”

Prof. Epstein is listed as one of the top-level legal thinkers in America and has published 22 books throughout his career.

Even though he is a nationally known speaker, this was his first time speaking at Waynesburg University. He was chosen because of his successful career and extensive knowledge of the Constitution.

“I wanted people to be exposed to a top-level Constitutional theorist who has been involved with some of the major legal issues of our country,” Stratton said.

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