MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Post, dean of Yale Law School, will deliver the annual C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality, and Democracy on Friday, November 14, at 12:00 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia UniversityCollege of Law.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception in the College of Law lobby will follow the lecture.
For his lecture, Post will address the constitutionality of compelled commercial speech. Recent cases of compelled commercial speech include government mandates for country-of-origin labeling on meat products and graphic warnings on tobacco products.
In addition to serving as dean, Post is the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale, where he teaches on constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited several books and his work is regularly published in a variety of legal journals. Post’s paper on compelled commercial speech will be published in the West Virginia Law Review in 2015.