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Workshops will take place in Room 433 (Faculty Lounge) of the Law School from

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Lunch will begin at 11:50 a.m.


Spring 2014

January 29

Vincent Farenga (USC, Dept. of Comparative Lit. and Classics)

Topic: "Speaking with Authority about Justice: Theories of Justice and Literature Injustice"

February 12

Clare Pastore (USC Gould School of Law)

Topic: "Edwards v. California: When Paupers Became Persons"

February 26

Clyde Spillenger (UCLA School of Law)

Topic: "Toward a History of American Choice-of-Law Theory"

February 27

CLHC-PRA Lecture - Jack Rakove (Stanford History)

"Beyond Belief: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion"

Co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Research Group - Center for Religion & Civic Culture, Early Modern Studies Institute, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, and Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics

Location: Law School, Room 130

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Reception to follow

April 9

Book Talk - Hilary Schor (USC, Dept. of English, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Law)

Topic: "Curious Subjects: Women & the Trails of Realism"

Commentators: Catherine Gallagher (UC Berkeley, English), Sarah Raff (Pomona College, English), and Norman Spaulding (Stanford Law), Moderator: Nomi Stolzenberg (USC Law)

Location: Law School, Room 433

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

April 30

Book Talk - Sherman Jackson (USC, Religion and American Studies & Ethnicity Departments)

Topic: "Islamic Law and Political Violence"

Location: Law School, Room 433

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

June 8 & 9

Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

Sponsored by USC Gould School of Law, Columbia Law School, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown Law

Location: Law School, Room 433

Time: 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.



  Fall 2013


September 4

Jacob Soll (USC, Dept. of History and Accounting)

"Accounting, Accountability and the Origins of Modern Constitutional Law"



September 25

Anna Krakus (USC, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures)

"Fear of the Files: Archive as Alibi in Post-socialist Poland"


October 16

Book Talk - Mitu Gulati (Duke, Visiting at USC) & Devon Carbado (UCLA)

"Acting White? Rethinking Race in 'Post-Racial' America"  Time:  12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Location: Faculty Lounge, Room 433 of the Law School


October 22

Martha Umphrey (Amherst College)

"The Liberal Arts of Law: A Conversation About Law in the Undergraduate Curriculum"

November 14

CLHC Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture with

Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University)

"Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa" Flyer

Time:  4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Location:  Town & Gown.  Reception to follow.


December 4

Ellen Wayland-Smith (USC Dornsife)

Topic:  "Under Grace or Under Law: The Oneida Community and American Nineteenth-Century Religious Utopia"