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Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecture featuring Charles Fried

September 23, 2010

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    Charles Fried, 2010 Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecturer

The 2010 Justice Anthony Kennedy annual lecture series features a talk by Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, former Solicitor General of the United States and Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Professor Fried’s topic is:

A perspective on the United State Supreme Court: Famous cases that have made life much better and famous cases that have made life much worse

Introducing Professor Fried will be Judge Carolyn Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Kuhl served as a clerk to then-Judge Kennedy and later served as Deputy Solicitor General during Fried’s tenure. Dean Klonoff, former Assistant to the Solicitor General, also served with Professor Fried and Judge Kuhl.

Event details:

When: September 23, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Legal Research Center, Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd, Portland 

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: For more information, contact Linda Lopeman at 503-768-6899

About Charles Fried

Educated at Princeton, Oxford, and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. He was Solicitor General of the United States, 1985-89, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1995-99. His scholarly and teaching interests have been focused on the relationship between theory and the concrete institutions of public and private law. During his career at Harvard he has taught Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Roman Law, Torts, Contracts, Labor Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy. The author of many books and articles, his Anatomy of Values (1970), Right and Wrong (1978), and Modern Liberty (2006) develop themes in moral and political philosophy with applications to law. Contract as Promise (1980), Making Tort Law (2003, with David Rosenberg), and Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (2004) are fundamental inquiries into broad legal institutions. Order & Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution (1991) discusses major themes developed in Fried’s time as Solicitor General. Fried has argued a number of major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, most notably Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, in which the Supreme Court established the standards for the use of expert and scientific evidence in federal courts. His most recent book, Because It Is Wrong, co-authored with his son, provocatively explores the important moral conflict between U.S. constitutional values and the executive branches’ war on terror.

About the Justice Kennedy Lecture series

The lecture series, now in its second year, is designed to promote discussion of cutting-edge issues affecting the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution. The program was established with the approval of Justice Anthony Kennedy when he visited the law school in the fall of 2008 and serves as the annual Lewis & Clark commemoration of Constitution Day.

Made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr.

For more information:

Linda Lopeman
Events Coordinator Law-Alumni Relations
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