In 2014, ARI introduced the summer legal fellowship, a one-of-a-kind internship program that allows law students to work with ARI’s director of Legal Studies Steve Simpson, an experienced constitutional lawyer who worked for many years for the Institute for Justice. This summer’s legal fellow is Agustina Vergara Cid, a law student at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Córdoba, Argentina, and a former ARI summer intern.
In this talk, ARI director of legal studies Steve Simpson puts the recent attacks on free speech in a wider cultural context, and analyzes the ideas and arguments that are used to undermine the public’s understanding and appreciation of the freedom of speech.
Evan Bernick, assistant director of the Center for Judicial Engagement at the Institute for Justice, recently published a review of Dr. Tara Smith’s new book, Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System.
How should courts interpret the law? Strictly according to the text? By lawmakers’ original intent? By the needs of today’s society? Philosophical ideals? In this talk, Tara Smith, professor of philosophy and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism at the University of Texas at Austin, argues that the best laws in the world are useless if misunderstood.
Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss her new book, Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System, which seeks to chart a distinctive course for genuinely objective constitutional review.
Are you currently enrolled in a JD program? Have you completed the first year of law school? Are you eager to advance Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism in the culture? If you fit the description, then we can offer you the opportunity to take part in ARI’s summer legal fellowship program.
ARI announces its new summer legal fellowship, an internship program that allows law students to work alongside ARI’s policy intellectuals. Legal fellows will research and write on law and policy issues, working with Steve Simpson, director of legal studies, and other ARI intellectuals.