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Delaware Law School program reflects on late Justice Antonin Scalia


Delaware Law School will pause to reflect on the legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with a program Friday, Feb. 19 that is open to the public.

The event, organized by Distinguished Professor James R. May, will feature remarks by multiple law school faculty members, including Dean Rod Smolla, a nationally known constitutional law scholar who will discuss Scalia’s views on the First Amendment. Other speakers are expected to include May on Scalia and issues of access to justice and Congressional authority, Professor David R. Hodas on the role of science in Scalia’s jurisprudence, Professor Alan E. Garfield on Scalia’s theory of originalism, Professor Serena Williams on his property law decisions and Professor Mary Brigid McManamon on Scalia’s legacy in the area of federal courts.

The 90-minute program will begin at noon in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom in the Main Law Building at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

The media is invited to attend this event, which is designed to be a student-centered program that engages law students in the discussion. Scalia died Saturday, Feb. 13 in Texas. He was 79.

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