Political science department hosts Clark Neily
This homecoming, the political science department is hosting Clark Neily as a guest speaker for the Koch Lecture Series.
The event will be Thursday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Lecture Hall.
Neily will be speaking on the importance of understanding the legal commitments of our legal system.
According to the Institute for Justice website, Neily, a well-seasoned lawyer, has focused his legal career on economic liberty, property rights, school choice, the First Amendment and many other constitutional cases.
Neily is currently a senior attorney and director of the Institute for Justice's Center for Judicial Engagement, based out of Washington, D.C.
"A Constitution without an engaged judiciary to enforce it is like a sports car without a transmission: pretty to look at," Niely tweeted.
He recently wrote a book titled, 'Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution's Promise of Limited Government.'
Neily received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Texas. Following his time at Texas, he went on to work on cases that encompass the First Amendment and media law, professional malpractice, intellectual property litigation and complex commercial cases.
Lee students, staff and alumni are encouraged to attend this unique lecture to learn more about the importance of a sound judicial system.