Rep. Barney Frank “Ending the Federal Ban on Marijuana”. Tuesday, Oct 18, 12-1pm in Ropes Gray. Free burritos (limited amount, so get there early)!! Rep. Frank (D-MA) will talk about his collaboration with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to end the federal ban on marijuana and the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011. He [...]
Responding to Law and Economics: Critiques and Alternatives. Monday, Oct 17, 5-6:30pm in Austin West. Many law students find that law and economics is a pervasive and seductive way of tying legal issues to the real world. But what are its limits? And what other ways are there of thinking about the effects of [...]
Accountability in New Orleans Six Years After Hurricane Katrina: Community Lawyering & Community Organizing for Justice. A talk by Norris Henderson, Exec. Dir. of VOTE & Prof. David Finger. October 12. Noon to 1:00pm. Pound 204. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.
In his article forthcoming in Volume 47:1 of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, “The Right to Comprehensive Education Opportunity,” Michael A. Rebell, a professor at Columbia University Teacher’s College, argues for the recognition of a constitutional right to quality education for all children. The author will be joined by Dean Martha Minow, Chair [...]
Speaker event with Mary Bonauto regarding constitutional challenges to DOMA. Mary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is currently leading GLAD’s challenge to the constitutionality of Section 3 of DOMA in two cases in federal court. She will speak about litigating DOMA in federal courts in [...]
In a preview of a talk he will give to the Appellate Judges Education Institute in Washington, DC, next month, Professor Klarman will discuss the ways in which the Constitution was contingent rather than inevitable, the interest group conflict that pervaded the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and the ways in which the Constitution [...]
Abortion Laws after South Dakota. John Chipman Gray, Pound 2nd floor, 12-1pm. A thoughtful discussion between Professor Helen Alvare of George Mason School of Law and Professor Martha Field of Harvard Law School about the implications of South Dakota’s newest abortion laws requiring counseling and a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain an abortion. [...]