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Constitutional law scholar will give annual Sibley Lecture

Internationally renowned constitutional law scholar Sanford V. Levinson, a chaired professor at the University of Texas School of Law, will deliver the 99th Sibley Lecture March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the ­Chapel. Levinson’s lecture, “Constitutional Norms in a State of Permanent Emergency,” is open free to the public.

Levinson, who joined the University of Texas law faculty in 1980, holds the school’s W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law. He also holds a faculty appointment in the University of Texas department of government. He has written several books and more than 200 articles. His book Constitutional Faith won the 1989 Scribes Award, an honor given annually to top works of legal scholarship. He has also authored Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies and Wrestling With Diversity.

Levinson received his undergraduate degree at Duke, his doctorate at Harvard and his juris doctor at Stanford. Before joining the faculty at Texas, he was a professor in the Princeton department of politics. He has also served as a visiting law professor at Harvard, Yale, New York and Boston universities as well as the University of Paris II, the Central European University in Budapest and Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.