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Installation Ceremony for Alexander Tsesis as Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

Please join I-CONnect in congratulating Alex Tsesis on his installation as the Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law at the Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law. Alex is a leading scholar of constitutional law, with a focus on free speech and civil rights. The induction ceremony, featuring remarks from Sanford Levinson, is now online and available here.

Professor Alexander Tsesis joined the Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law faculty in July 2007. He teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Civil Procedure, and seminars devoted to civil rights issues and constitutional interpretation.

His articles have appeared in many law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and Texas Law Review. Professor Tsesis is a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights. He is the Series Editor of the Cambridge University Press Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He has been an expert witness for the Canadian Department of Justice and a legislative advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy. Professor Tsesis has also served as an outside manuscript reviewer for the Cambridge University Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Illinois Press, New York University Press, Oxford University Press, and Yale University Press.

His books include For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012, Kindle & NOOK 2012, Audible Audio Edition 2013, paperback 2014), We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law (Yale University Press 2008, Kindle & NOOK 2008, paperback 2009), The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom: A Legal History (New York University Press 2004, NOOK 2010), Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements (New York Univ. Press, 2002, 2d prtg. 2004, Kindle & NOOK 2010).  He is also the editor of The Promises of Liberty: The History and Contemporary Relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment (Columbia University Press, 2010, Kindle).

Many in the public law community know Alex as the driving force behind the Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, entering its eighth edition in 2017. The Colloquium has attracted scholars from around the world and is today an important site for the rigorous exchange of ideas on all subjects in public law.

We thank Alex for all he has done for the community of public law scholars, and we congratulate him on this very special honor.


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