Sekulow to Address BJU Presidential Leadership Series

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 30, 2016) – Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit announced today that Dr. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice, will headline the BJU Presidential Leadership Series Thursday, Sept. 15.

Sekulow’s address, “Liberty and the American Ideal” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

“Jay Sekulow is on the front lines defending the ideals of constitutional liberty, particularly religious liberty,” said Pettit. “I’m pleased that BJU can host Jay to address our students and the greater Greenville community about the importance of the United States Constitution and its role in protecting and defending liberty.”

An accomplished and internationally respected judicial advocate, Sekulow has presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States in numerous cases in the defense of constitutional freedoms, especially those involving religious liberty. The National Law Journal has twice named Sekulow one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. He is the author of numerous publications and legal articles. His most recent book, “Rise of ISIS,” reached number one on the New York Times bestseller’s list. In 2014, Sekulow was honored by the Greek Orthodox Order of St. Andrew the Apostle with the prestigious Athenagoras Human Rights Award. In 2014, he was appointed a Senior Fellow at Emory University School of Law.

Sekulow received his PhD. from Regent University, with a dissertation on American Legal History, is an honors graduate of Mercer Law School, where he served on the Mercer Law Review, and an honors graduate of Mercer University. Sekulow completed an Executive Program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. He was appointed a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University at Harris Manchester College where he lectured on Middle East Affairs and International Law. He completed postdoctoral studies at Oxford University’s History, Politics and Society program on Religion and the Middle East. Sekulow has also served as a faculty member for the Office of Legal Education at the United States Department of Justice and lectured around the globe.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the parking garage located directly behind Rodeheaver Auditorium as well as on campus streets.