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A contemporary expert on sociological jurisprudence will discuss the formalist-realist judicial divide at Valparaiso University School of Law's 26th annual Edward A. Seegers Lecture Dec. 4.

In his presentation, "The Formalist-Realist Divide on Judging: A Way Out," Brian Z. Tamanaha, author and Benjamin N. Cardozo Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, will discuss the contemporary debates about judging and how they are often framed in terms of two antithetical positions: formalism and realists. Tamanaha will assert the divide is based upon flawed historical accounts of the formalists and realists, and will outline possibilities for moving past the divide toward a more productive understanding.

The lecture begins at 4 p.m. CST in Wesemann Hall, 656 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, with a reception to immediately follow; it is free and open to the pubic.

The lecture is named after the late Edward A. Seegers, a Chicago attorney who contributed to Valparaiso for scholarships and buildings. He also endowed a law school professorship in honor of his parents.

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