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Professor Kurt T. Lash is a Visiting Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law for the Fall 2012 semester. One of the nation’s leading scholars of constitutional law, Professor Lash currently serves as the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he directs the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law. Professor Lash focuses his scholarship on constitutional law, theory, and history, and his work has appeared in some of the top law reviews in the United States, including the Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and Texas Law Review. His first book, The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment, was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. Cambridge University Press will publish his second book, American Privileges and Immunities: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Rights of American Citizenship. Recently, his research was cited by the United States Supreme Court in the recent case of McDonald vs. Chicago (2010), which addressed the conflict between gun restrictions in Chicago and the Second Amendment.