March 31, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Beginning Wednesday, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will welcome three prominent legal scholars to deliver a trio of endowed lectures over the next two weeks. Each lecture is open to the public and will begin at noon in the Moot Court Room at the law school.
Marquette University Law School professor Paul Secunda will present this year's Stewart Lecture in Labor and Employment Law on Wednesday, April 1. Secunda is the director of Marquette's Labor and Employment Law Program and chair of the Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council. He will be speaking on "The Behavioral Economic Case for Paternalistic Workplace Pensions."
On Wednesday, April 8, Jerry Kang will deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture. Kang is professor of law and Asian American studies at UCLA and is the inaugural Korea Times Hankook Ilbo Chair in Korean American Studies and Law. He will be speaking on "Intending Equality: How Psychological Science Should Inform the Law."
Finally, on Monday, April 13, the University of Cambridge’s Marc Weller will present the Earl A. Snyder Lecture in International Law, titled “Can Law Stop War?” Weller is professor of international law and international constitutional studies, and director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.
About the lectures
The Stewart Lecture in Labor and Employment Law was created in 2007 in honor of William R. Stewart, a 1954 alumnus of Indiana University. Stewart began studies at the Maurer School of Law that fall but was called to active duty with the U.S. Army in 1955. He returned to Bloomington to finish his law degree in 1959. Stewart served more than three decades at the National Labor Relations Board, where he eventually became the first African-American to hold the position of chief counsel.
The Fuchs Lecture was established in honor of Ralph F. Fuchs. Fuchs earned his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Washington University, a doctorate in economics from what is now the Brookings Institute and a graduate degree in law from Yale. In 1946, he became a professor of law at Indiana University, and he was eventually awarded the title of university professor in honor of his scholarship, teaching and public service.
The Snyder Lectures are held in memory of Earl Snyder, a 1947 Indiana University law graduate, and serve as a unique partnership between the IU Maurer School of Law and the University of Cambridge. The annual lectures are held alternately in England and Bloomington. Prominent international law scholars or practitioners are chosen by the universities to deliver the lectures, which are subsequently published in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.