What About The Establishment Clause?

A public lecture by Judge Guido Calabresi, Yale Law School.



Anheuser-Busch Hall’s Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO


  • What About the Establishment Clause?

    Guido Calabresi (February 27, 2014)


Guido Calabresi is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Judge Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1994, and entered into duty on September 16, 1994. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959. Judge Calabresi received his BS degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a BA degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LLB. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class. Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the United States Supreme Court. He has been awarded some forty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of four books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Washington University School of Law.

Please join us for a reception immediately following the lecture in Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser Busch Hall (Law School).

This event is free and open to all.


  • Guido Calabresi

  • John C. Danforth

    Former U.S. Senator from Missouri

  • R. Marie Griffith

    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities