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Please save the dates for these upcoming Law and History Events. Reminders will be sent closer to the dates, and as we learn of other events that may be of interest.

Spring Reception and Advising Lunch Panel on “Immigration Law in Historical Perspective,” Wednesday March 22 from 12-1
The Law & History Program of Study Spring Reception and Advising Lunch will feature a panel discussion on “Immigration Law in Historical Perspective,” with Professors Gerald Neuman and Mary Lewis, moderated by Adriaan Lanni. Wasserstein Hall, Room 3019. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

Student-Faculty Lunch with Prof. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Tuesday, March 28 from 12-1
Professor Higginbotham will host a student-faculty lunch on March 28. Professor Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies and currently serves as the National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. A pioneering scholar in African American women’s history, she is the author of the prizewinning book Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church 1880-1920. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House for “illuminating the African American journey.” She was the Inaugural John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor at the Duke Law School in academic year 2010-2011 and more recently wrote the Foreword to the autobiography of retired federal court (Sixth Circuit) judge Nathaniel Jones. His autobiography is titled Answering the Call:  An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America (2017). She will talk about issues of civil rights and the law past and present. The location will be announced and RSVPs will be accepted closer to the event date.

Student-Faculty Lunch with Prof. Christine Desan, Thursday April 13 from 12-1
Professor Chris Desan will host a student-faculty lunch on April 13. Professor Desan is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Her research explores money as a legal and political project, one that configures the market it sets out to measure. She has recently published a book called Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2014).  She is also the editor of Inside Money:  Re-Theorizing Liquidity (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press), and co-editor with Sven Beckert of Capitalism in America:  New Histories (in progress). The location will be announced and RSVPs will be accepted closer to the event date.