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Akhil Amar to Present “America’s Unwritten Constitution”

D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor Akhil Reed Amar will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the United States Constitution at the Pepperdine School of Law with a presentation of his latest book, America's Unwritten Constitution.

The event, slated for Aug. 27th at 4 p.m. in the Henry J. and Gloria Caruso Auditorium, will coincide with welcoming Amar back to the Malibu campus for what has been a nearly decade-long stint as a visiting professor.

Amar, who is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, currently teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He will be teaming with professor Robert Pushaw for a two-week course at Pepperdine Law, providing students with the opportunity to work with one of the key leaders in legal education.

America's Unwritten Constitution is Amar's fifth book. His previous publications include Processes of Constiutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, For the People, and The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles.

"It is a great honor to return to Pepperdine," Amar said. "The university has been so gracious in welcoming me, and I look forward to working with so many colleagues whom I hold in high regard."

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