Renowned legal scholar Laurence Tribe to lecture March 8

March 1, 2021

Prominent legal expert Laurence Tribe will bring a discussion of his acclaimed and influential law career to the Lewes community at 5 p.m., Monday, March 8, in an online discussion hosted by Lewes Public Library Distinguished Lecturer Ronald Collins.

One of the world’s leading authorities in constitutional law, Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School. He has argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court and helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic and the Marshall Islands. He has written more than 115 books and articles, including his celebrated treatise “American Constitutional Law,” which has been cited more than any other legal text since 1950.

Tribe appears as part of the Lives in the Law online lecture series.

Ronald Collins, series creator, said, “Laurence Tribe is the law’s Enlightenment persona of our times. When it comes to constitutional law – practiced in courtrooms, argued in the Supreme Court, taught in law schools, discussed in scholarly works, and heeded by informed lawmakers and executive officials – Tribe has no equal in modern American jurisprudence. He has been, and continues to be, a major and influential figure in our constitutional system of government."

The live, Zoom-based discussion is free to the public. Registration is required. To register, go to and visit the Virtual Programs for Adults page.The program is meant for laypersons and specialists alike, with questions and comments from the audience encouraged.

Ronald Collins is the former Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington Law School. He served as a Supreme Court Fellow for Chief Justice Warren Burger and is editor of the weekly blog First Amendment News. Collins also serves on the editorial board of SCOTUSblog and is the author of books on topics ranging from free speech to artificial intelligence and campaign finance law. He is co-director of the History Book Festival and is the library’s first distinguished lecturer.

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