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IU McKinney author series spotlights faculty writers

September 5, 2013

An Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor will kick-off the school’s series of faculty book lectures by examining the birth of the 14th Amendment.

Gerard Magliocca, professor of law and associate dean for research, will discuss his new book, “American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Sept. 10. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis. A reception and book signing will follow at 6 p.m.

Magliocca draws on personal letters and speeches to examine the life and work of antislavery lawyer and Ohio congressman John Bingham. Magliocca described Bingham, who wrote the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as the architect of the rebirth of the United States after the Civil War.   

One hour of Indiana Continuing Legal Education credit is available for attending the lecture. To register, visit mckinneylaw.iu.edu.

Other faculty authors scheduled to speak as part of the series include Yvonne Dutton, an associate professor of law who will present her book, “Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court,” Sept. 12 at 5 p.m..

David Oretlicher, professor and co-director of Law School Clinical Programs. He will discuss his book, “Two Presidents are Better than One: the Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch,” Sept. 19 at 5 p.m..

All book talks will be held in the Wynn Courtroom.

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