Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1980

Center/Program

Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security

Abstract

The Mary Ireland Graves Dougherty Lectures in Constitutional Law were established in 1979 at the University of Texas School of Law in the memory of Mrs. Dougherty by her family. Professor Bobbitt delivered the inaugural series of these lectures on three evenings in April 1979.a Of those in attendance, only Professor Bobbitt's students, who had witnessed the evolution of his ideas during that year, and a few colleagues with whom he must have shared his thoughts, could have expected what followed on those spring evenings in Austin. His subject was "the question of judicial review." So stated, the subject hardly appeared to be fresh. For those students in attendance, however, whose pursuit of constitutional mysteries had been limited to little more than dubious meanderings along the doctrinal trails of the United States Reports, Professor Bobbitt brought a new perspective on the Constitution and on constitutional law.

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