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Adams Lecture
Start Date: 2/24/2014Start Time: 11:45 AM
End Date: 2/24/2014End Time: 1:00 PM

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Adams Lecture – February 24

"Religion, Regulation, and the Inadequacy of Conscience"

Presented by Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1982. Among his courses are law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, evidence, and professional responsibility. Among his many books on law, ethics, and public policy are The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama; God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics; Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy; The Dissent of the Governed: A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty; and The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion. Professor Carter writes regularly for Bloomberg View, where he also blogs on technology, on sports, and on popular culture. He also writes fiction. His novel The Emperor of Ocean Park spent eleven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His historical novel The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln was published in 2012. His next novel, Back Channel, about the Cuban Missile Crisis, will be published in 2014.  Professor Carter served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, as well as for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, and has received eight honorary degrees.


The Arlin and Neysa Adams Lectureship was established in 2005 by Arlin Adams, SBM ’41, CLA ’51, HON ’65 and Neysa Adams to provide for lectures in constitutional law. 

Location Information:
Main Campus - Klein
Room: Moot Court Room
Contact Information:
Name: Debbie Feldman

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