Distinguished Speakers Program: Professor Michel Rosenfeld

9 August 2012

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The US First Amendment Run Amuck: Protecting Hate Speech, Letting Money Talk and Other Disproportionate Excesses as Viewed from a Comparative Perspective

Michel Rosenfeld is Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights and Director, Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at Cardozo Law School in New York. Rosenfeld was an associate with both Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Rosenman, Colin, Freund, Lewis & Cohen. He has lectured widely in the United States, and internationally. He is the author of several books, including Just Interpretations: Law Between Ethics and Politics and Affirmative Action and Justice: A Philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry, which in 1992 was named outstanding book on the subject of human rights in the US by the Gustave Meyers Center, and most recently The Identity of the Constitutional Subject. He is a coauthor of Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials (with Baer, Dorsen, and Sajo.) He is the coeditor of The Longest Night: Perspectives and Polemics on Election 2000; Hegel and Legal Theory; Habermas on Law and Democracy: Critical Exchanges, Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice; and editor of Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference and Legitimacy: Theoretical Perspectives.

Professor Rosenfeld is an affiliated member of the graduate faculty of the New School University. He is a founding member and president of the United States Association of Constitutional Law (2004- ), editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and was president of the International Association of Constitutional Law (1999-2004). Among his many honors, he received the French government's highest and most prestigious award, the Legion of Honor. In August 2007, Professor Rosenfeld was appointed to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2012. Click here for a copy of the latest program.

Time: Registration from 5.30pm for 6-7pm lecture, followed by cocktail reception.

Location: Faculty Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

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