Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom Webinar

Law School Name Committee Public Forum

Tuesday, April 27, 5pm EST


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Guest Panelists:


President, Gratz College; Author, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court

Paul Finkelman became the president of Gratz College in 2017. He received his B.A. in American Studies from Syracuse University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He was later a Fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School, where he also taught one course.

Before coming to Gratz, he taught in history departments and law schools at a number of universities including Duke Law School, LSU Law Center, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Texas. Most importantly, he held the Baker and Hostetler Chair at Cleveland Marshall Law School. 

He was the lead expert witness in the case against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that forced the removal of a gigantic Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Supreme Court Building. He was also the chief expert witness in the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds’ 73rd home run ball. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly articles and the author or editor of more than fifty books. 

In 2018 Harvard University Press published his book Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited him in 5 decisions involving civil rights, affirmative action, and the bill of rights.



University of Richmond Law School; President, John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics

Kevin Walsh is Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he teaches and writes about federal jurisdiction and constitutional adjudication. He is the President of the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History and Civics. In addition to his conventional law review publications in venues such as the Stanford Law Review and NYU Law Review, Kevin has curated exhibits on John Marshall’s life and legacy for the National Constitution Center and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

Forum Moderator: C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher

Category: General, Public Lectures

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