Notre Dame Law School celebrates Professor Randy Kozel's book

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Randykozel Professor Randy Kozel speaks February 15, 2018, at a ceremony celebrating his book. // Photos by Alicia Sachau, Notre Dame Law School.

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The Notre Dame Law School community celebrated Professor Randy Kozel’s book, Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, on Thursday with a ceremony and reception in Eck Commons.

Three special guests – Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Professor Zachary Price from the University of California, Hastings College of Law – offered comments about Settled Versus Right, calling it an important book for law scholars and students as well as lawyers and judges.

Kozel, who also serves as Notre Dame Law School’s associate dean for faculty development and directs the Program on Constitutional Structure, presents a theory of precedent in the book that is designed to enhance the stability and impersonality of constitutional law. He argues that deference to precedent promotes the rule of law.

Cambridge University Press published Settled Versus Right in June 2017.

Amybarrett Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit talks about Professor Randy Kozel’s book on February 15, 2018, in Eck Commons.

Thapar From left, Notre Dame Law Professor Randy Kozel talks with Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Zachary Price of the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Reception Notre Dame Law School students mingle in Eck Commons at the reception honoring Professor Randy Kozel’s book on February 15, 2018.