March 08, 2004
Pamela S. Karlan, a noted constitutional law scholar and professor of law at Stanford Law School, will deliver a lecture entitled “No More Tiers: Contemporary Issues in Equal Protection” at Tulane University Law School on Friday, April 2.
Professor Karlan specializes in constitutional law and litigation, particularly voting rights, civil rights and criminal procedure. She has performed a great deal of litigation pro bono, including two voting rights cases that she has argued and won before the United States Supreme Court. She is the co-author of several leading casebooks, and her scholarly work has appeared in many noted law journals. She previously served as assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Professor Karlan’s undergraduate, graduate and law degrees are from Yale University. She clerked for Judge Abraham Sofaer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court.
The Phelps Lecture Series was established in 1992 to honor Ashton Phelps, Sr., a graduate of Tulane Law School who practiced law at Phelps Dunbar, served as Publisher of the Times-Picayune and was Vice Chairman of Tulane’s Board of Administrators. The Phelps Lecture Series operates under the direction of the Ashton Phelps Chair of Constitutional Law, held by Professor M. David Gelfand.
The lecture is free and open to the public.