Post Delivers 24th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression

Robert Post, dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, delivered the 24th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression Feb. 19 in Memorial Chapel.

Robert Post, dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, delivered the 24th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression Feb. 19 in Memorial Chapel. His talk was titled “The First Amendment, Knowledge, and Academic Freedom.”

The lecture is named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice and endowed by Leonard S. Halpert, Esq., ’44.

The lecture is named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice and endowed by Leonard S. Halpert, Esq., ’44.

Prior to the lecture, Post met with students, staff and faculty at a reception in Daniel Family Commons.

Prior to the lecture, Post met with students, staff and faculty at a reception in Daniel Family Commons.

After receiving an A.B. from Harvard, J.D. from Yale and returning to Harvard for his Ph.D., Post has taught at University of California at Berkley School of Law and Yale Law School. Post’s expertise is constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection, and has published numerous books and articles in legal journals. A former member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society, Post is currently a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

After receiving an A.B. from Harvard, J.D. from Yale and returning to Harvard for his Ph.D., Post has taught at University of California at Berkley School of Law and Yale Law School. Post’s expertise is constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection, and has published numerous books and articles in legal journals. A former member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society, Post is currently a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Robert Post and Margaret Halpert.

Robert Post and Margaret Halpert.

Former Hugo Black Lecture speakers have included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Geoffery Stone, Lawrence Tribe, Jack Balkin, Lawrence Lessig and others

Former Hugo Black Lecture speakers have included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Geoffery Stone, Lawrence Tribe, Jack Balkin, Lawrence Lessig and others. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)