Magna Carta: A Legacy 800 Years in the Making

140919_Sir Stephen Silber_0078The University of South Carolina School of Law and the University Libraries announce the
2015 Benjamin Adger Hagood Lecture, “Magna Carta: A Legacy 800 Years in the Making,” presented by Professor A. E. Dick Howard of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Howard’s lecture will be given Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Program Room at the Thomas Cooper Library, located at 1322 Greene Street, Columbia, SC. A reception will follow sponsored by the Thomas Cooper Society. Guests may also tour the Magna Carta companion exhibit, which runs through April 30, 2015.

Widely acknowledged as an expert in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism and the Supreme Court, Howard is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He was executive director of the commission that wrote Virginia’s current constitution and directed the successful referendum campaign for its ratification, and he chaired Virginia’s Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He has received the University of Virginia’s Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching and is the author of a number of books, articles and monographs, including The Road from Runnymede: Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America and Commentaries on the Constitution of Virginia, which won a Phi Beta Kappa prize. He often is consulted by constitutional draftsmen in other states and abroad.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call (803) 777-8240 or email

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