Posted by Sarah Barry
Bernadette A. Meyler, Professor of English and Law at Cornell University, will give the Ronald J. Fiscus Lecture on Constitutional Law on Thursday, Oct. 6. Her lecture, titled "Common Law Originalism: Constructing Constitutional Meaning from Transatlantic Legal Contexts," starts at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium, located in Palamountain hall.
Meyler's articles have been published in several journals and law reviews. She is also currently working on two books, "Common Law Originalism" and "Theatres of Pardoning: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty from Shakespeare to Hobbes." Meyler received a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic studies, as well as a Chancellor Fellowship to complete a doctorate in English at the University of California, Irvine. She also clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit following law school.
The Fiscus Lecture was established in 1991 by the Government Department to honor Ronald J. Fiscus, a member of Skidmore's faculty from 1980 until his death in 1990. Fiscus was instrumental in the development of the law and society minor at Skidmore and was a specialist in constitutional law.