Eric Posner, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Chicago
The Drake University Constitutional Law Center recently hosted a lecture by Eric Posner, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. Posner’s speech, “The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic,” echoed the title of his most recent book, which was co-authored with Harvard Law professor Adrian Vermeule (Oxford, 2011). The book postulates the American separation of powers outlined in the Constitution no longer correspond to reality and that executive power in our administrative state has few rule of law limitations.
The event, held October 20, 2011 on the Drake campus, was part of The Constitutional Law Center Distinguished Lecture Series.
Posner is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He teaches international law, foreign relations law, contracts, employment law, bankruptcy law, secured transactions and game theory at The University of Chicago Law School. His latest research focuses on international law, immigration law and foreign relations law.
In addition to The Executive Unbound, Posner has authored: Climate Change Justice (with David Weisbach) (Princeton, 2010); The Perils of Global Legalism (University of Chicago, 2009); and Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty and the Courts (with Adrian Vermeule) (Oxford, 2007). He is also an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, Posner reviews books for The New Republic.