"The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840," 09/29

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes


Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School


Thursday, September 29
4:00 p.m.

Blank Rome LLP Classroom (Room 102)
John F. Scarpa Hall

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, and clerking for Judge (later Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985.

Amar’s work has been cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in over 45 cases. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has written widely for popular publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time and The Atlantic.

Amar is the author of more than a hundred law review articles and several books, most notably The Bill of Rights (1998), America’s Constitution: A Biography (2005), America’s Unwritten Constitution (2012), and The Constitution Today (2016). His latest book, The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840, was published in 2021. He has recently launched a weekly podcast, Amarica’s Constitution. A wide assortment of his articles and op-eds and video links to many of his public lectures and free online courses may be found at akhilamar.com

This lecture is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 Substantive In-Person CLE credit. Please note registration is required. Following the lecture, a reception will be held in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons, which will include a book signing of Amar’s latest book.