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2011 Law School Commencement
Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, will be the 2011 commencement speaker. Carter, who has taught at Yale since 1982, teaches courses in law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, intellectual property, and professional responsibility. Much of his work focuses on the creation of conditions for rational dialogue while preserving a rich diversity of points of view, whether at home or in international affairs. Among his nonfiction books are God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics; Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy; The Dissent of the Governed: A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty; The Confirmation Mess: Cleaning up the Federal Appointments Process; and The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion. He is currently writing a treatise on the ethics of war and a monograph on what democracy requires. Carter also writes fiction. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, spent 11 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His novel Jericho’s Fall was published in 2009. Carter was formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, as well as for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School.
When: May 28, 11 a.m.
Where: Pamplin Sports Center.
Contact: For more information, contact Liz Hobbs, email@example.com or (503) 768-6648