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Distinguished Georgetown scholar to discuss wealth and inequality on Oct. 5

Emma Jordan
Emma Jordan

Emma Jordan, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, will open the 2007-08 Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture Series at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in room 213 of Cartwright Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public is titled “Wealth and Inequality: Thinking about Communities and Individualism.”

Well-known for establishing the field of economic justice in legal theory, and for her work in civil rights and financial services, Jordan teaches economic justice, commercial law, torts and financial services courses at Georgetown.

She published her most recent book, “Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics” with Angela P. Harris, professor of law, University of California, Berkeley.

Before her career at Georgetown, Jordan taught at the University of California, Davis. She was president of the Association of American Law Schools and the Society of American Law Teachers, and was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1984. Jordan was also the editor-in-chief of the Howard Law Journal and named White House fellow in 1980-81.

The lecture series will continue with Samuel Issacharoff, the Bonnie and Richard Reiss professor of constitutional law at New York University School of Law, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in room 213 of Cartwright Hall. Issacharoff will speak on “Democracy and War.”

Justice Richard Goldstone, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994-2003 and visiting professor of law, William Hughes Mulligan Professor of International Law, Fordham University School of Law, will conclude the series with “The South African Constitution: The Recognition of Social and Economic Rights,” at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008, in room 213 of Cartwright Hall.

The Constitutional Law Center invites prominent national leaders, jurists and scholars to lecture and share their visions and interpretations of the Constitution on topics including religion, race, education, family and politics. The center provides programs and activities that broaden and deepen students’ perspectives on our country’s fundamental issues. The Drake Law School Constitutional Law Center Symposium will explore more fundamental issues at the symposium from 8:30 a.m-1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, room 213 in Cartwright Hall.

For more information on the Distinguished Lecture Series, contact Drake Law School at 515-271-2988.