NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation at Tulane Law School. Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, will deliver the 2017 lecture, titled "Constitutional Time."
This year's lecture will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Tulane Law School's John Giffen Weinmann Hall, located at 6329 Freret Street in New Orleans. The event is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Marian Mayer Berkett Multipurpose Room.
Professor Balkin is the co-author of a leading casebook on constitutional law, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking, and also authored Living Organism, one of the most influential works on constitutional theory in recent years. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies, and also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.
The annual McGlinchey Lecture was established in 1996 by the McGlinchey Stafford law firm to honor its founder, the late Dermot S. McGlinchey. Mr. McGlinchey was an eminent champion of equal access to the courts, and the annual lecture that bears his name is dedicated to the fields of litigation practice, judicial adjudication, and justice under law, his areas of expertise. Mr. McGlinchey was a leading lawyer of his generation, noted civic activist, and ardent supporter of Tulane Law School. Mr. McGlinchey received his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane and remained active in the Tulane community throughout his life. Mr. McGlinchey balanced his 35-year legal career with substantial commitments to professional, civic, and charitable endeavors in New Orleans, and received numerous accolades for his leadership within the legal profession and the greater community.
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