Amy Wax, a Robert Mundheim professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture titled “The Perils of a Push for Equal Rights.”
The event, hosted by the Hillsdale College Federalist Society, will take place today at 12 p.m. in Lane 124. Subway will cater the event.
“The Federalist Society is dedicated to bringing the brightest legal minds to campus in order to encourage discussion about important topics,” said senior Anna Perry, president of the Federalist Society. “Professor Amy Wax is one such mind.”
Wax was invited because she is a “bold, outspoken” conservative legal professor, senior Taegan James, the club’s secretary, said in an online message.
“Much of what she has to say about law and justice aligns with what we believe to be true at Hillsdale College,” she said.
Perry also noted Wax’s expertise with a wide variety of issues.
“Wax has done extensive work in social welfare policy on topics related to desperate income theory and group demographics, rational choice and family structure, and same-sex marriage, in addition to arguing 15 cases in front of the Supreme Court,” Perry said.
Wax, who earned her bachelor’s’ degree from Yale University, her from Harvard University Medical School, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, is an expert in civil procedure, law and economics, social welfare law and policy, and family law.
Perry believes Wax can help students learn how to handle politics in the real world. “She has courageously handled the backlash over her divisive, and politically incorrect views and we believe that Hillsdale students could learn from her unique insight,” she said.