New Lecture Series Honors Professor Walter Weyrauch

Published: October 16th, 2006

Category: News Briefs


Professor Walter Weyrauch

Levin College of Law Professor Walter Weyrauch (above, right) is being honored with a new annual lecture in his name presented by the Center on Children & Families.

The inaugural lecture will take place Thursday, Nov. 2, at noon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom with family law and constitutional scholar David Meyer, Mildred Van Voorthis Jones Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law. Meyer’s lecture is titled “Palmore Comes of Age: The PLace of Race in The PLacement of Children.”

A leading scholar at the intersection of constitutional law and family law, Meyer’s recent articles have appeared in numerous journals. In the summer of 2006, he served as United States Co-Reporter on Family Law at the Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Meyer received his B.A. in History with Highest Honors and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. He clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Byron R. White on the United States Supreme Court.

Weyrauch, the Stephen C. O’Connell Chair and Distinguised Professor of Law, joined the UF faculty in 1957. He currently teaches family law and business organizations.