Professor Eric T. Freyfogle – Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar
On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, 5pm-6pm, Professor Eric T. Freyfogle will present the Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar lecture “The Next 250 Years.” America’s long embrace of individual liberty and equality has reached the venerable age of 250, if we date its beginning to the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765. As beacon and rallying cry, our beloved rights-based frame has brought vast gains, culturally and politically, but is it suitable and potent enough to confront the dark forces of our era, to halt the worsening ills of economic injustice, environmental loss, and sagging democracy? Professor Freyfogle will address this issue and discuss whether the time has come for a major shift in our nation’s moral and legal trajectory, down a new long path that honors interdependence and the goods we share. The lecture will take place in the C|M|Law Moot Court Room (1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH). It is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free CLE. Pre-registration is not required.
Professor Freyfogle is a Swanlund Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he has long taught course on natural resources law, property law and theory, environmental law and policy, wildlife law, conservation thought, and land use planning. For additional information on Professor Freyfogle, and a selection of resources complementing the 3/25/15 Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar lecture, see “The Next 250 Years” guide.