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August 17, 2007

Dean Sager to Speak on Constitutional Challenges

Watch the live webcast at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20

Dean Lawrence Sager has been selected to deliver the 2007 Fulbright Memorial Lectures in Brazil. The second lecture in the series, “General Theory of Constitutional Practice: Present and Future Challenges,” will be webcast live at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20. It can be accessed from the following link: www.interlegis.gov.br. (When you go to the website on Monday morning, look for a button on the page that announces the lecture in English.)

The J. William Fulbright Brazilian Memorial Lectures on Public Law were established by a group of Brazilian jurists and academic institutions to honor and celebrate the memory of Senator Fulbright. Every other year a distinguished United States public law scholar is chosen to present a series of lectures at Brazilian law schools. These lectures mark the 50th anniversary of the inception of the Fulbright Commission in Brazil. The program seeks to strengthen legal and academic cooperation between the United States and Brazil.

Sager presented the first lecture in the series, “Social and Economic Rights and the Welfare State,” at the State University of Rio de Janeiro’s Law School on Friday, August 17. The second lecture will be webcast from Senado Federal in Brasilia. Sager will present the third and final lecture, “Social and Economic Rights in Contemporary Constitutional Theory” at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s Law School on August 21.

Press contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, 512-471-7330