Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. His most recent book, published in April 2015 by Basic Books, is The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic. He has delivered endowed lectures at over 50 colleges and universities and has written widely on constitutional issues for such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, and Slate. Professor Amar received his BA from Yale College and his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal.
H. Robert Baker
Associate Professor of History
Georgia State University
H. Robert Baker is Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University. He teaches courses on American constitutional history, bills of rights in the European tradition, and the American West. Professor Baker is the author of Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution (2012) and The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War (2006). His scholarly articles have appeared in the Law and History Review, Common-Place, and the Journal of Supreme Court History. He received his PhD in History from UCLA, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of Joyce Appleby.
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Daniel Barstow Magraw is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute and a professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Magraw was president and chief executive officer of the Center for International Environmental Law from 2002 to 2010. He chairs the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Task Force on Magna Carta, frequently serves as a consultant to the United Nations, and is on the Board of Directors of Lightbridge Corporation. Mr. Magraw has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of international law topics, and he has written books and articles on many international law subjects, including international environmental law, women’s human rights, sustainable development, accountability in international dispute settlement, and philosophy and environmental protection. Mr. Magraw received a BA in Economics from Harvard University and JD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a founder of the Berkeley Law Foundation.
Joyce Lee Malcolm
Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment
George Mason University School of Law
Joyce Lee Malcolm is Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at the George Mason University School of Law. A constitutional historian, her areas of expertise include British constitutional and criminal law and U.S. constitutional law. She has written many books and articles on gun control, the Second Amendment, and individual rights. Her work was cited several times in the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller. Professor Malcom’s chapter “Magna Carta in America: Entrenched" appeared in Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom 1215-2014, edited by Nicholas Vincent, which was published in 2014 by Third Millennium Publishing. She earned a BA from Barnard College and MA and PhD from Brandeis University.
Professor of Political Science
Marymount Manhattan College
Kenton Worcester is Professor of Political Science at Marymount Manhattan College. A member of the MMC faculty since 1997, he teaches courses on democratic theory, international relations, green political theory, modern political theory, and Plato’s Republic. In 2010 Professor Worcester edited a print symposium on “The Meaning and Legacy of the Magna Carta” in the quarterly journal PS: Political Science and Politics. Professor Worcester is the author, editor, or coeditor of eight books on politics, economics, and social science. Professor Worcester currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Magna Carta Trust 800th Anniversary Committee and the Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Council. He studied economics and political science as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and received his PhD in political science from Columbia University.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The American Bar Association has conducted the Leon Jaworski Public Program series to commemorate Law Day since 2001. The Jaworski Public Programs have examined themes of law, politics, and culture and have operated on the premise that exploring fundamental legal identities and attributes help us better understand who we are as Americans.