Saturday, April 22 –
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Please join us for the 2nd annual Brown Legal Studies conference, exploring the tensions and intersections between law and democracy. The conference will be a truly interdisciplinary event, with graduate student presenters from Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, English, African American Studies, and several other disciplines. Speakers will address timely issues like constitutionalism, protest, policing, illegal immigration rhetoric, and civil rights. They will consider legal forms from the twelfth-century to the present, and from the United States, to France, India, and Iran.
Our four panels will address:
"Legitimacy, Conscience, and Morality"
"Narratives of Law and Democracy: Fact and Fiction"
"Legal Movements: From Radicalism to New Conservatism"
"Balance of Powers: Rules and Customs"
Our keynote event, "Democracy through and against the Law," will feature Brown Postdoctoral Fellows Dr. Robyn Schroeder and Dr. M. Ali Kadivar.
All are welcome to attend.
This conference is made possible through support from the following Brown University departments and centers: History, Italian Studies, American Studies, English, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Religious Studies, Modern Culture and Media, Philosophy, Classics, Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, Middle East Studies, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the Pembroke Center, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Brown Legal History Workshop.