Malcolm Addresses Kansas Audience on Heller

Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm was busy in the month of October, first giving a talk on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. Heller to an audience at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas, on October 14. Just over a week later, Malcolm spoke at a Bill of Rights Institute conference for teachers on the topic "Beyond the Founding Fathers" on October 25.

Malcolm's presentation at the University of Kansas entitled "District of Columbia versus Heller: The Case and Its Impact" featured a discussion of individual versus collective rights and provided cautionary tales from Great Britain, which has a gun ban. University of Kansas Law Professor Melanie Wilson followed Malcolm's talk with a discussion of Heller's impact for practicing attorneys.

Malcolm is an historian and constitutional scholar active in the area of constitutional history, focusing on the development of individual rights in Great Britain and America. She has written seven books and numerous articles on gun control, the Second Amendment, and individual rights, and her essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe and other newspapers. Her work was cited several times by Justice Antonin Scalia in District of Columbia v. Heller.

Professor Malcolm has previously taught at Princeton University, Bentley College, Boston University, Northeastern University and Cambridge University.  She was also a Senior Advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program, a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, and is a Bye Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge University.

Streaming video and sound files for Malcolm's University of Kansas talk on Heller are available online.