Federalism as an Individual Right: The Lost History of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Kurt Lash, Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law and Director, Program on Constitutional Theory, History and Law, University of Illinois College of Law
Kurt T. Lash holds the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he directs the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law. Professor Lash has written numerous books and articles on constitutional law and American legal history, including The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment (Oxford University Press) and The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2014). His articles appear in the Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review and Texas Law Review, and his scholarship has been cited by both state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Professor Lash is currently under contract with Chicago University Press to produce The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents, a three-volume set of historical materials relating to the adoption of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. He earned his BA at Whitman College and his JD at Yale Law School.