Veteran anti-apartheid activist and former Justice of the South African Constitutional Court Albie Sachs discussed his new book, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, at NYU Law on January 25. The book serves as a judicial autobiography, combining personal narratives with sections of judgments authored by Sachs during his 15 years on the bench. Sachs, joined in conversation by Professors Jeremy Waldron and Samuel Issacharoff, reflected on the role of the judge and the work of courts, and how the unique life experiences of a judge affect the judgments he or she writes.

Watch Sachs's full lecture and discussion with Waldron and Issacharoff (1 hr 37 min):

Posted January 27, 2010