Law forum features George Anastaplo

Law forum features George Anastaplo George Anastaplo, a constitutional law professor whose books include The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment and The Constitution of 1787: A Commentary, is the keynote speaker of a Constitutional Law Forum on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of The University of South Dakota School of Law.

Anastaplo will discuss the past presidential election using a historical overview, framing the present issues, and suggesting future directions of the electoral process.

He teaches constitutional law and jurisprudence at Loyola University of Chicago and lectures on the liberal arts at the University of Chicago. Anastaplo is a professor emeritus of political science and of philosophy at Rosary College.

Between 1950 and 1961 Anastaplo conducted his own bar admission litigation, 366 U.S. 82 (1961). In 1974-1976 he served as research director of the Governor's Commission on Individual Liberty and Personal Privacy, State of Illinois. He has been nominated annually since 1980 for the Nobel Peace Prize. There has been issued in his honor a two-volume Festschrist "Law and Philosophy: The Practice of Theory."

His other books include: Human Being and Citizen: Essays on Virtue, Freedom and the Common Good; Title I Funds, Church Sponsored Schools and the First Amendment (an HEW study); Notes toward an Apologia pro vita sua; The Artist as Thinker: From Shakespeare to Joyce; What is Still Wrong with George Anastaplo?; A Sequel to 366 U.S. 82 (1961); Slavery and the Constitution: Explorations; The American Moralist; Essays on Law, Ethics and Government; and The Amendments to the Constitution: A Commentary.

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