Monday, September 7, 2009

Law, History and Culture at USC

The University of Southern California's Center for Law, History and Culture has posted a Calendar of Events for the academic year ahead. The Center is "devoted to encouraging the study of law as an historical and cultural institution. CLHC brings together faculty members from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and faculty from the Law School, sponsoring a wide range of scholarly and cultural activities, including faculty workshops, book talks, seminars, and conferences, as well as programs designed to support students and emerging scholars. " For more information on the Center and its events, please contact clhc@law.usc.edu.

Fall 2009

(Lunch workshops will be in room 118/120 of the Law School from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated)

September 2. Kurt Lash (Loyola Law School), Topic: "The Origins of the Privileges and Immunities Clause, Part I: "Privileges and Immunities" as an Antebellum Term of Art."

September 16. Assaf Likhovski (Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law, 2009-10), Topic: "Is Tax Law Culturally Specific? Lessons from the History of Income Tax Law in Mandatory Palestine."

October 2. Book Event - Barry Friedman (New York University School of Law), "The Will of the People: How Public Opinion has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution. " Commentators: Rebecca Brown and Laura Kalman.

October 21. Law and Identities Symposium - Speakers will include: Claudia Moatti (USC-Classics); Susan Lape (USC-Classics); Debra Blumenthal (UCSB-History); Ariela Gross (USC-Law); Camille Gear Rich (USC-Law). Time: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: Law School Faculty Lounge, Room 433.

Spring 2010

(Lunch workshops will be in room 118/120 of the Law School from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated)

January 13. West Coast Law & Literature Conference, Speakers: Victoria Kahn (UC Berkeley, English) and Bernadette Meyler (Cornell Law School); Topic "Early Modern/Post-Modern: Hobbes and the Contemporary Moment" Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Location: tba.

January 27. Melissa Murray (UC Berkeley School of Law), Topic: tba.

February 11. Russell Robinson (UCLA School of Law), Topic: tba.

February 25. The 8th Annual Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture - Etienne Balibar (University of Paris & UC Irvine), Location: Town & Gown; Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

March 4. Darren Rosenblum (Pace Law School), Topic: tba.

April 7. Susan Schmeiser (University of Connecticut School of Law), Topic: tba.

April 21. Amalia Kessler (Stanford Law School), Topic: tba.

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