Diversity and US Legal History

Diversity and US Legal History

Professor Mark Tushnet
Fall 2016 reading group
W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3016
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam: None

Attendance at the lecture series is required, because in the Reading Group meetings we will discuss commonalities and differences in the encounters of different ethnic and social groups with the legal system over the course of U.S. history. Is it helpful to create a category, "diversity," or, in contrast, are the experiences so diverse that each encounter must be examined and understood on its own terms?

Students will be required to attend both the discussion sections and lectures for this reading group. The discussion sections will be held on 9/21, 9/28, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/16.


The lectures are as follows:



"567 Nations: The History of Federal Indian Law”

Diversity and US Legal History Series talk: Joseph Singer, Bussey Professor of Law

Wednesday, September 7 at 12pm, WCC 1010



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Diversity and US Legal History Series talk: Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law

Wednesday, September 14 at 12pm, WCC 1010



“Coming Into an Awareness: Unlawful Children in American Law and Society"

Diversity and US Legal History Series talk: Professor John S.W. Park, UC Santa Barbara

Wednesday, September 21 at 12pm, WCC 1010



“Liminal Latinos: Contested Categories, Coming Challenges”

Diversity and US Legal History: Professor and Dean Emerita Rachel Moran, UCLA Law School

Wednesday, September 28 at 12pm, WCC 1010



“Race in American History”

Diversity and US Legal History talk: Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law

Monday, October 3 at 12pm, WCC 1010



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Diversity and US Legal History: Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Wednesday, October 5 at 12pm, WCC 1010



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Diversity and US Legal History: Katherine Frank, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, October 19 at 12pm, WCC 1019



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Diversity and US Legal History: Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History

Wednesday, October 26 at 12pm, WCC 1010



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Diversity and US Legal History: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law

Wednesday, November 2 at 12pm, WCC 1010



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Diversity and US Legal History: Ken Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law

Wednesday, November 16 at 12pm, WCC 1010


Subject Areas: Legal History, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Family, Gender & Children's Law