The Fiduciary Foundations of Federal Equal Protection by Gary S. Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law

  • Starts: 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Ends: 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013
Boston University School of Law is delighted to host the Beck Lecture featuring Professor Gary S. Lawson. Professor Lawson's lecture will explain how the Constitution imposes an equality norm on all three departments of the national government—not through some kind of "reverse incorporation" of the Fourteenth Amendment, but from the fiduciary principles that undergird the original document and help define the scope of the national government's enumerated powers. Professor Gary S. Lawson has co-authored two books—The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History (Yale University Press, 2004))—six editions of a widely used administrative law casebook, and more than 70 scholarly articles on a range of subjects, including administrative law, constitutional history, constitutional theory, corporate law and jurisprudence. His work has been cited twice by the United States Supreme Court and more than 1,800 times in scholarly works. He is a founding member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors, and he is an associate editor of the Heritage Foundation’s Guide to the Constitution. He has served as associate dean for research and intellectual life at Boston University School of Law. The Philip S. Beck Professorship was established through the generosity of Philip S. Beck ('76). All—including faculty, students and the general public—are welcome to attend. For event related questions and to RSVP for this lecture, please contact BU Law's Events & PR Manager Elizabeth Aggott at
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