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Barber inaugurates Murphy Lectures, April 11

Barber, professor of government at the University of Notre Dame, will present the inaugural Walter Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism on Wednesday, April 11.

He will speak on "Walter Murphy and the Challenges of 'Constitutional Politics'" at 8 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building. A reception will follow.

A specialist in constitutional law and theory, Barber served on Princeton's faculty from 1983 to 1986. He is the author of numerous scholarly works, including "The Constitution of Judicial Power" (Johns Hopkins, 1993), "On What the Constitution Means" (Johns Hopkins, 1984) and "The Constitution and the Delegation of Congressional Power" (Chicago, 1975).

He is co-editor with Walter Murphy and James Fleming of "American Constitutional Interpretation" (second edition, Foundation Press, 1993). He currently is working with Murphy, Fleming and Stephen Macedo in preparing the third edition of this unique and valuable casebook. In addition, he is co-editor with Robert George of "Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance and Change," forthcoming this year from Princeton University Press.

Murphy is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus at Princeton and one of the most distinguished constitutional scholars of the 20th century. The lecture, which he will attend, celebrates his dedication to the pursuit of excellence in the study of American and comparative constitutional law and theory.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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