Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: From John Jay to the Roberts Court

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Akhil Reed Amar

Details: On February 2, 1790, newly instated Chief Justice John Jay assembled his five Associate Justices in New York City for the inaugural meeting of the United States Supreme Court. In the generations that followed, the United States has had seventeen Chief Justices, all of whom presided over countless landmark cases which have shaped American legal history. Preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar uncovers the fascinating story of our Nation’s highest court.

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, is the author of The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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