Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Justin Driver — The Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture: Schooling Free Speech

Justin Driver Event

Thursday, March 9, 2023

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street
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Join the Taubman Center as Justin Driver '97, Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School, delivers the 2023 Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture on March 9th at 5PM. In his lecture, Driver will discuss the recent battle over free speech in the American classroom.

The Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture was named for the civil libertarian, Brown alumnus, and former Brown dean Alexander Meiklejohn, and focuses on the theme of freedom and the U.S. Constitution. Meiklejohn graduated from Brown in 1893, and served as its dean from 1901 to 1912.

This event will take place on March 9th at 5pm in True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall.

Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture

Justin Driver is a graduate of Brown (Public Policy), Oxford (Marshall Scholar), Duke University (Master of Art in Teaching), and Harvard Law School. He clerked at the Appeals Court level for Merrick Garland, and for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer. In 2021, President Biden appointed Driver to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. He teaches constitutional law and his book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, has received widespread acclaim.