Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2022
    4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
    Session Type: Special Programs
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    This panel will examine how humanities research as well as how expertise can advance freedom and equality by expanding who and what is included in the law’s notion of the common good. Scholars in the humanities have, in recent years, helped recover the voices of people who suffered from various forms of legal objectification, oppression, and enslavement; remapped family trees through archival research, bringing into focus relationships that existed outside the legally sanctioned family; and, through expert testimony and amicus briefs, explained to contemporary courts the importance and meaning of artistic and cultural practices that judges might otherwise find unfamiliar.
Session Speakers
Stanford Law School

Rutgers Law School

George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Richmond School of Law

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Session Fees
  • Law and the Social Sciences and Law and the Humanities Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, and Minority Groups: $0.00