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Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism: Federalism in the Era of Trump: Resistance, Reform, and Compromise

May 2, 2018 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium


Open to the Public
Heather Gerken '91, Dean; Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Sanctuary cities. Marijuana legalization. Environmental reform. Federalism has long been the darling of conservatives, but progressives are increasingly turning to state and local power in the age of Trump. Dean Gerken will explain why state and local policy can serve as a tool of resistance and an incentive for compromise. In doing so, she will urge progressives and conservatives alike to move beyond outdated notions of state power and embrace a federalism suited for the 21st century.

This very special annual lecture celebrates the work of the late Walter F. Murphy, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, Princeton University, and his dedication to excellence in the study of American and comparative constitutional law theory.  A decade after joining the Princeton faculty, Professor Murphy was named the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, succeeding Woodrow Wilson, Edward S. Corwin, and Alpheus T. Mason in one of the Nation's most prestigious Chairs.

Free and open to the public.

Details: http://lapa.princeton.edu/content/federalism-era-trump-resistance-reform-and-compromise