AUSTIN, Texas—Professor Douglas Laycock of The University of Texas at Austin School of Law presented a lecture Wednesday (Oct. 6) to members of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on “Free Speech: The Clear and Present Danger Test, 1917-1953.”
Laycock, the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law at UT at Austin, spoke in the Supreme Court chamber and was introduced by Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Laycock teaches constitutional law at UT Austin and is well known for his scholarship and court cases on religious freedom. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the American Law Institute.
The lecture, sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society, was the latest in a five-part lecture series to an audience that included members of the U.S. Supreme Court as honored guests.
Another UT Austin professor, David Rabban, also was chosen to participate in this lecture series. He spoke to members of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 4 on, “Free Speech: The Lost Years, 1870-1917.”