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brown legal studies

GATHERING THE "LAW AND..." COMMUNITY AT BROWN UNIVERSITY.  

Many Brown faculty and graduate students work on law-related topics. Some use case files to write social histories. Others analyze the writings of jurists as literary texts. Others, still, probe the various ways of knowing indexed in legal systems in myriad times and places. The goal of Brown Legal Studies is to bring together members of the Brown community from across the disciplines, including history, anthropology, literature, religious studies, rhetoric, political science, sociology, art and musicology, geography, and area studies—whose work in one way or another touches on law. We hope to forge a broadly inclusive, interdisciplinary “law and...” community at Brown. 

PROJECTS

LEGAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

The Workshop offers a regular forum for scholars at Brown to engage the themes of law and legal history--broadly construed, We are open to all kinds of presentations: a prospectus of a project; a piece of writing in its preliminary stages; a set of sources that raises issues of methodology, etc.

LEGAL STUDIES READING GROUP

This seminar-style reading group provides a forum to explore diverse ways of knowing and inquiring about "law" in humanistic and social scientific academic research. We meet twice a semester over a shared reading of any attendee's choosing--whether a seminal text required for an exam or teaching, or a newer work.

GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

Second Annual Brown Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference

"LAW AND DEMOCRACY," April 22-23,2017 in Providence, Rhode Island

 

 

CONTACT

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