LSU Law will host The University of Texas at Austin School of Law Professor Joshua Sellers for the annual LSU Constitution Day Lecture on Friday, Sept. 22.
Sellers’s lecture, “The Constitution and American Democracy,” will begin at 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Following the lecture, LSU Law Professor John Devlin will provide comments on Sellers’s remarks.
Sponsored by the Eric Voegelin Institute, the George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice, and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, the program is free and open to the public.
Sellers teaches and writes in the areas of election law, constitutional law, race, and American politics. He has been published in leading journals such as the Stanford Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and New York University Law Review. His scholarship has twice been recognized with awards from the AALS Section on Election Law. In 2022, he was awarded the prestigious Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin for representing the highest standards of excellence in his field.
Before entering teaching, Sellers was a law clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where he served as an articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and a B.A. in Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies from the University of Michigan.
Devlin holds the Robert and Pamela Martin Professorship and William Hawk Daniels Memorial Professorship at LSU Law, and his research and teaching interests include constitutional law (federal, state, and comparative), federal civil procedure, administrative law, and employment law.
The Eric Voegelin Institute is named for one of LSU’s original Boyd Professors and a scholar of international recognition and acclaim. It is located in the Department of Political Science at LSU. It is a humanities and social sciences research institute dedicated to exploring the ideas and questions that animated Eric Voegelin’s thought. The Voegelin Institute’s primary activities involve scholarship, lectures, and conferences centered around the revitalization of teaching and understanding the great works of civilization.