"Why Excluding Same-Sex Couples from Civil Marriage Violates the Constitutional Law of the United States” - Michael Perry

Professor Michael J. Perry, Emory University School of Law
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
University of Illinois College of Law

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Michael John Perry is a featured speaker for the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to lecture attendees.

Professor Perry specializes in Constitutional law, human rights, and law and religion. He is the author of 12 books and over 75 articles and essays, including Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court (Cambridge, 2009); The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy (Cambridge, 2010); and Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States (Cambridge, 2013).

Since 2003, Perry has held a Robert W. Woodruff University Chair at Emory University, the highest honor Emory University bestows on a member of its faculty. Perry is also a senior fellow at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Prior to joining Emory, Perry was the inaugural occupant of the Howard J. Trienens Chair in Law at Northwestern University, where he taught for 15 years.

Perry received his J.D. from Columbia University and an LL.D. (honoris causa) from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein and U.S. Circuit Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler.