Mar 13 Jack Paynter Lecture with Michael McConnell
Michael McConnell, Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Presenting: "Turning the Clock Back?: What Did the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment Think About School Segregation?"
March 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center
Public Welcome * FREE
McConnell, an alumnus of James Madison College at MSU, is a leading authority on freedom of speech and religion, the relation of individual rights to government structure, originalism, and various other aspects of constitutional history and constitutional law. He is author of numerous articles and co-author of two casebooks: The Constitution of the United States (Foundation Press) and Religion and the Constitution (Aspen). He is co-editor of Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (Yale Univ. Press). Since 1996, he has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before joining Stanford in 2009, he served as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has argued 13 cases in the United States Supreme Court, most recently CompuCredit v Greenwood, in 2011. Before his appointment to the bench, McConnell was Presidential Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, and prior to that the William B. Graham Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He has taught six times as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. McConnell was assistant general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, and Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Department of Justice, under President Ronald Reagan, and a member of the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board from 1988-1990. He served as law clerk to then Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and to Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University (1976) and the University of Chicago Law School (1979). He is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.
This event is part of MSU's Project 6050, a yearlong conversation about civil and human rights. The year 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act. These watershed events in American history—which began the fight to end segregated schools and unlawful discrimination—continue to provide opportunities for discussion and reflection of historic and current events.
The Paynter Lectures are provided with support from donors to the Paynter Lecture Series Endowment and by the MSU LeFrak Forum on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy.
Mar 14 Mary McConnell: Education talk
JMC Alumna and Rhodes Scholar Mary Norton McConnell presents "A Paleo-teacher's Adventures in the Brave New World: the promise and pitfalls of online education.”
Friday, March 14, 11:30am
Free and open to the public
Mar 29 Charity Ball
March 29, 2014, evening time tba
The JMCAA Student Senate hosts the annual Charity Ball
Honoring Associate Dean and Professor Julia Grant
For information, contact Senate President Christie Teske, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 5 Marathon Reading
JMC Marathon Reading
Everyone (JMC Library)
The book will be Don DeLillo's White Noise
Apr 25 Senior Research Showcase
Bridging Knowledge, Theory, and Practice: New Directions in Public Affairs
James Madison College 2014 Student Research Showcase
April 25, 2014
All day event
Student Research Submissions due February 25, 2014.
Alumni are invited to participate in the second annual Madison Research Showcase. We hope you will consider attending the showcase, for all or some of the presentations. This is an opportunity to connect students, alumni, and faculty in an interactive environment centered on student research. Lunch, with a keynote speaker, will be provided, and a reception will follow late in the afternoon at the Dublin Square Pub. We are extremely interested in enlisting alumni to moderate student panels. If you are interested, please contact Associate Dean Julia Grant with your area of expertise.
May 3 JMC Commencement
May 3, 2014, 12:30pm
Wharton Center for Performing Arts