Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, will deliver the 2017 George S. Parthemos Lecture Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 214 of the Miller Learning Center. Her lecture, “Why We Should Study the Behavior of Judges,” is sponsored by the political science department in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs.
“I’m always thrilled to have someone of Dr. Epstein’s caliber visiting our department,” said Scott H. Ainsworth, interim head of the political science department. “She’s taught in both law schools and political science departments at some of our nation’s best universities. Her work has been influential for generations of law and courts scholars, including faculty in our political science department. Epstein is a great addition to our distinguished group of visiting Parthemos Scholars.”
A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Epstein also serves as co-director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago, a principal investigator of the U.S. Supreme Court Database project and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.
The Parthemos Lecture honors the late political science professor who taught at UGA from 1953 until his death in 1984. During his career at the university, Parthemos was an Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor, head of the political science department and vice president for instruction. Each year, the Parthemos Scholar not only delivers this lecture, but teaches classes and interacts with students and faculty over two to three days.