Legal Great Stanley Fish to Speak at USD

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego is honored to host Stanley Fish, PhD, on campus as the 2015 Knapp Fellow. In his first of two public events, he will answer, “What exactly are academics free to do?”

Dr. Fish is an acclaimed author and legal legend, who currently serves as the Floerscheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School in New York City. He is a regular contributor for the New York Times and is the author of numerous books including: Save The World on Your Own Time, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One and Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution, among many others. (Biography continued below.)

Event Details:
Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Manchester Conference Center Auditorium
Reception to follow | Please RSVP

Co-sponsored by the School of Law

Continued Biography:
Dr. Fish has served as the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University and is dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Fish is a major figure associated with postmodernism, at times to his irritation. He is an advocate of anti-foundationalism. He is also a major influence in the rise and development of reader-response theory. During his career he has taught at the Cardozo School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Pennsylvania, Yale Law, Columbia University, The John Marshall Law School, and Duke University.


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