Tucker Lecturer Frederick Schauer to Discuss Appellate Judges

Lexington, VA Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Frederick Schauer
On Tuesday, February 8, Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, will deliver this year's Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The title of Prof. Schauer's lecture is "Do Appellate Judges Find Facts as Well as Apply Law?"

The lecture is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall on the campus of W&L. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Prior to teaching at UVA, Prof. Schauer was Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on constitutional law and theory, freedom of speech and press, legal reasoning and the philosophy of law.

Schauer is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and served as vice-president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. In addition, he is founding co-editor of the journal Legal Theory. A graduate of Dartmouth College, the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, and Harvard Law School, Schauer was the recipient of a university-wide Distinguished Teacher Award from Harvard University in 2004.

The Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee School of Law was first established by the W&L Board of Trustees in 1949 to mark the bicentennial of the University and the centennial of the Law School. It was named after John Randolph Tucker, hired in 1870 as the second teacher in legal education and named the first dean of the Washington and Law University School of Law in 1893.

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