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Kader invited to work in Library of Congress


May 20, 2013

ASU law professor David Kader recently was invited to be a visiting scholar in the Library of Congress this summer for his work on the poetry of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story.

The research was a byproduct of Kader’s published collection, Poetry of the Law: From Chaucer to the Present - the first anthology of law-related poetry published in the United States.

Justice Story is well known both for his influence in the rise of the early Supreme Court, as well as for his commentaries on the U.S. Constitution, according to Kader.

“However, I am focusing on his life as a poet, both before he embraced the law and through his career on the Supreme Court,” Kader said.

Kader teaches in the areas of criminal procedure, torts, state constitutional law, and religion and the Constitution. His past summer teaching experiences include a course on religion and government at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at Sarajevo University in Bosnia, as well as visiting Turkey as part of an Arizona delegation under the auspices of the Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue.