Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture

  • Date:
    Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Time:
    4:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Town and Gown (TGF)
  • Phone:
    213-821-1239

Description:

SAVE THE DATE – February 21, 2013 The Center for Law, History and Culture is pleased to announce that Robert W. Gordon, Professor of Law, Stanford University, and Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History and Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, will present the Eleventh Annual Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture, entitled “Markets, Morals, and Lawyers: Can Law Save Us from the Pathologies of Commercial Society?” The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, at USC Town and Gown.  A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Julie Davis, USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Services, at 213-821-1239, or clhcserv@law.usc.edu. Reservations are strongly recommended.
A preeminent legal historian, prolific scholar, and gifted teacher, Robert W. Gordon’s expertise in American legal history, the legal profession, and law and globalization spans four decades, his influence on generations of lawyers and legal scholars incalculable.  He has written extensively on contract law, legal philosophy, and on the history, ethics, and current practices of the organized bar.  Professor Gordon’s most famous article, “Critical Legal Histories,” published in Stanford Law Review in 1984, has inspired a generation of legal scholars and historians, and is the subject of a recent Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Symposium in Law & Social Inquiry, “Critical Legal Histories Revisited.”  Recent articles include “Are Lawyers Friends of Democracy?”; “The Role of Lawyers in Producing the Rule of Law: Some Critical Reflections”; and “The Lawyer Citizen: A Myth with Some Basis in Reality.” We are also pleased to announce that the Twelfth Annual Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, on November 14, 2013.