(September 3, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Presents Constitution Day Lecture September 15

Dr. Sanford Levinson
Dr. Sanford V. Levinson

SHREVEPORT, La.—Centenary College and the Office of the Provost present Dr. Sanford V. Levinson, Monday, Sept. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse located on the College campus.

Dr. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a special Constitution Day lecture, which is free and open to the public. The topic of his presentation will be "The Future of the Supreme Court, and Why It's Less Important than Most People Think It Is."

Previously a member of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, Dr. Levinson joined the University of Texas Law School in 1980. He is the author of more than 250 articles and book reviews in professional and popular journals, and the author of four books: Constitutional Faith; Written in Stone: Public Moments in Changing Societies; Wrestling with Diversity; and Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People can Correct it).

A member of the American Academy of the American Law Institute, Levinson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.