brown legal studies
GATHERING A LEGAL STUDIES 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, area studies, and more—whose work in one way or another touches on law. We hope to forge a broadly inclusive, interdisciplinary “law and...” community at Brown.
Image: Waiting for courtroom seats, 1953. People line up to hear arguments for Brown v. Board of Education at the Supreme Court. (Courtesy of Library of Congress)