Oklahoma City University School of Law welcomes Hillsdale College scholar Professor Joseph Postell to speak at the 2022 Brennan Lecture | Community


Oklahoma City University School of Law is pleased to welcome Joseph Postell, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, as a speaker in the 2022 Brennan Lecture Series. Professor Postell will deliver his lecture on “State Legislatures and Prospects for Self-Government” on Thursday, October 20 at 5 p.m. in the Crowe and Dunlevy Rooms at OCU Law. A slight reception will follow.

“This conference will address the importance of state legislative capacity in ensuring that state legislatures are able to fulfill their role in self-government,” Professor Postell said.

“At a time of growing polarization, animosity and dysfunction in national government, what role can state governments and state legislatures play in ensuring that government responds to the wishes of the people? State legislatures are uniquely positioned to play an important role in self-government because they are close to the people. But how can they be better equipped to perform this function? »

Postell is the author of “Bureaucracy in America: The Challenge of the Administrative State to Constitutional Government”. His articles have been published in various journals and law journals, including the Administrative Law Review, Constitutional studiesthe Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, George Mason Law Reviewand Missouri Law Review.

“We are delighted to welcome Joseph Postell, a leading scholar of American political theory and institutions, to deliver this year’s Brennan Lecture,” said Andre SpiropoulosProfessor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Law and State Government to the OCU law.

“Postell’s groundbreaking work on the challenge that the modern administrative state poses to constitutional government is sure to provoke and illuminate.”

Registration is available online at okcu.link/brennanlecture.

Note: The Brennan Lecture is named in honor of the late Supreme Court of the United States Justice William J. Brennan Jr. The conference provides a forum for distinguished jurists and scholars to consider current issues in the field of state constitutional law.


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