2017 Henry H.H. Remak Distinguished Scholar Lecture with Steve Sanders
The Supreme Court’s gay and lesbian rights cases have prominently invoked the constitutional value of dignity. But “dignity” does not appear in the Constitution’s text, and it remains an amorphous and controversial concept in constitutional law. Drawing on the gay/lesbian rights cases, as well as the Supreme Court’s major cases on race and gender, Professor Sanders will discuss what makes dignity jurisprudence distinctive, and will explore both its promise and limitations for expanding constitutional equality.
Steve Sanders is associate professor of law at the Maurer School of Law, and an affiliated faculty member in Political Science, Gender Studies, and the Kinsey Institute. For 2016 –17, he has led the Institute for Advanced Study’s Remak Seminar on the theme of “Dignity, Equality, and Social Justice.” He teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Constitutional Litigation, and Family Law. His scholarship focuses on the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of equal protection and liberty, with a special emphasis on how these principles affect LGBT individuals and their relationships.
This event is free and open to the public. Light lunch will be available.
The 2016–17 Remak Seminar is led by Steve Sanders, Associate Professor in IUB’s Maurer School of Law. The IAS thanks the Maurer School of Law for its facilitation of Remak Seminar Programs.