Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture

October 07, 2016 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will deliver Duke Law's annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture, entitled "Equality in the American Constitution." Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1994, Judge Calabresi was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law. He received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LL.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class. Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been awarded some fifty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of seven books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at