Federal courts expert to deliver 31st annual Dunwody Lecture

Published: March 19 2012

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GAINESEVILLE, Fla. — One of the nation’s foremost federal court scholars will delve into issues surrounding judicial review at the 31st annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Martin H. Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University School of Law, will present the lecture “Judicial Review, Constitutional Interpretation, and the Democratic Dilemma: Proposing a ‘Controlled Activism’ Alternative” at 10:30 a.m. March 23 in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Redish was recently listed in a study conducted by William S. Hein & Company as the 16th most cited legal scholar of all time. He has also been consistently recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information for being among the most highly cited researchers worldwide.

Redish has also appeared as an expert witness before numerous congressional committees. In addition, he has made frequent appearances in the national media, including the Today Show, ABC and NBC National News, CNN, Court TV, CSPAN and National Public Radio.

The Florida Law Review Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law series was established by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and the law firms of Dunwody, White, & Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor of Elliot and Atwood Dunwody. The honorees were brothers who dedicated their lives to the legal profession and who set a standard of excellence for The Florida Bar. As graduates of the University of Florida College of Law, they labored long, continuously and quietly to better the social and economic conditions in Florida.

The series is intended to perpetuate the example set by the Dunwody brothers by providing a forum for renowned legal scholars to present novel and challenging ideas.

The event is CLE accredited and will be available via live webcast at www.floridalawreview.com.

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