The Brown Legal Studies Seminar (BLSS) is an interdisciplinary colloquium series, featuring cutting-edge research on law and legal institutions, from a wide range of vantage points across the social sciences and humanities. Sessions are open to the entire Brown community, but we particularly welcome faculty and graduate students, from all fields. BLSS is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Watson Institute for International Studies.
*Food provided with RSVP
RSVP to Ellen_White@brown.edu.
For more information on the Brown Legal Studies Seminars, see http://www.watsoninstitute.org/blss/.
Friday, April 23, 2010 John D. Skrentny -- After Civil Rights: Law and Race in the New American Workplace
Friday, February 26, 2010 Robert W. Gordon -- The Role of Lawyers in Producing the Rule of Law: Some Critical Reflections
Friday, February 19, 2010 Why the History of Japanese Law Has Not Been Written
Friday, February 12, 2010 Cancelled - Glenn C. Loury -- Mass Incarceration and the Quality of American Democracy
Friday, December 11, 2009 Robert Sampson -- Social Altruism and the Good Community
Friday, October 23, 2009 Jacob Gersen -- Unbundled Powers
Friday, October 9, 2009 Elizabeth Mertz -- The Myth of Transparent Translation: Legal Epistemology and Social Science
Friday, April 17, 2009 Jedediah Purdy -- The Politics of Nature: Restoring Democracy to Environmental Law
Friday, February 6, 2009 Frank Dobbin -- Some Unintended Consequences of Equal Opportunity Law
Friday, December 12, 2008 Ravit Reichman -- 'Nothing to show for it': Identity Theft, Narrative, and Social Bonds
Friday, November 21, 2008 Austin Sarat -- Hollywood's Law: Film, Fatherhood, and the Legal Imagination
Friday, November 14, 2008 Susan Silbey -- Governing Green Labs: Trust and Surveillance in the Cultures of Science
Friday, October 24, 2008 David Kertzer -- Amalia's Tale: A Poor Peasant, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice
Friday, September 26, 2008 Marc Perlman -- Money Changes Everything: Normative Regimes of Music-Sharing in the Internet Age
Monday, May 5, 2008 David Kennedy -- The Mystery of Global Governance
Friday, April 18, 2008 CANCELED -- Rogers Smith -- Constitutional Democracy and the Obligation to Include
Friday, February 22, 2008 Gordon Wood -- Chief Justice John Marshall and the Origins of Judicial Review