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The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment [September 29th]

Wed, September 29, 2021

Dinner Program

Ilan Wurman ’09

In this talk, Ilan Wurman ‘09, associate professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and author of “The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment,” will discuss the nation’s first civil rights struggle that culminated in the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the surprising meanings of the amendment’s guarantees of due process, the equal protection of the laws, and the privileges and immunities of citizenship.

Ilan Wurman ’09 is an associate professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches administrative law and constitutional law. He writes on administrative law, separation of powers, and constitutionalism, and his academic writing has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Texas Law Review among other journals. He is also the author of “A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism” (Cambridge 2017), and “The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment” (Cambridge 2020). 

Prior to entering academia, Wurman clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law for three-and-a-half years at Winston & Strawn in Washington, D.C. He also served as deputy general counsel on Rand Paul’s U.S. presidential campaign in 2015 and as associate counsel on Tom Cotton’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2014. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Claremont McKenna College.

Professor Wurman will deliver the Salvatori Center’s 2021 Lofgren Lecture on American Constitutionalism.