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Justice Anthony Kennedy/Constitution Day Lecture

Date: 5:00pm PDT September 23, 2015 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School

  • Professor Ash Bhagwat

Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Ash Bhagwat, UC Davis School of Law

“Liberty or Equality?”


This year’s honored speaker, Professor Bhagwat, is the author of The Myth of Rights, published by the Oxford University Press in 2010. He has authored books and articles on a variety of subjects, ranging from the structure of constitutional rights, to free speech law, to the California Electricity Crisis.

Ash Bhagwat joined the UC Davis School of Law faculty in 2011. Prior to joining UC Davis, he taught at UC Hastings College of the Law for seventeen years. 

Bhagwat is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he received a BA with Honors in History.  He is also a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.  He then completed clerkships with Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.  Prior to joining the Hastings faculty, Bhagwat practiced appellate and regulatory law for two years in the Washington, D.C. offices of the Sidley & Austin law firm.

In May of 2011, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Bhagwat to serve on the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator, a public benefit corporation responsible for running the high-voltage electricity grid in California.  In 2003, he was awarded the Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence at UC Hastings. Bhagwat is a member of the American Law Institute.




CLE Credit: 1 OSB CLE Credit will be sought.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Event Cost

Free to the public.