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A Conversation with the Honorable Guido Calabresi and Professor Norman I. Silber
In Celebration of Constitution Day 2023, the Society is delighted to host the Honorable Guido Calabresi and Norman Silber in conversation about Judge Calabresi’s clerkship with Justice Hugo Black.
Drawing from the recently published two-volume oral history, Outside In, the two will discuss Judge Calabresi’s October 1958 Clerkship Year.
About the Speakers:
Judge Guido Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1994, and began his tenure on September 16, 1994. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law. Judge Calabresi received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LL.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class. Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the United States Supreme Court. He has been awarded some fifty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad and is the author of seven books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects.
Professor Norman Silber is a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law. He teaches and writes in areas that relate to consumer law, commercial law, legal history and nonprofit corporations. He joined the Hofstra Law faculty in 1989, after practicing with the New York City law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, and serving as a law clerk to Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to becoming a law school student, Professor Silber taught history at Sarah Lawrence College and Yale University. He is an interviewer for the Columbia University Oral History Research Office.