Teaching Law and Humanities

A discussion on the state and the future of an idea

Participants Include:

  • Kerry Abrams, University of Virginia Law School
  • Amy Adler, NYU Law School
  • Peter Brooks, Princeton University
  • Anne Cheng, Princeton University
  • Marianne Constable, University of California Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Emens, Columbia Law School
  • Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University
  • Janet Halley, Harvard Law School
  • Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University
  • Ruth Herz, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Paul Kahn, Yale Law School
  • Bernadette Meyler, Cornell Law School
  • Julie Stone Peters, Columbia University
  • Robert Post, Yale Law School
  • Camille Robcis, Cornell University
  • Austin Sarat, Amherst College
  • Susan Schmeiser, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Caleb Smith, Yale University
  • Simon Stern, University of Toronto Law Faculty
  • Martin Stone, Cardozo Law School
  • Jeannie Suk, Harvard Law School
  • Robin West, Georgetown Law Center

  • Schedule

    Friday, March 1 - Whig Hall, Princeton University, Open to the Public

    9:00 am - 10:45 am: Session 1: Law and Language
    Marianne Constable, "A 'Position Paper' on Teaching Law and Humanities"
    Respondents: Paul Kahn and Hendrik Hartog

    11:00 am - 12:45 pm: Session 2: Philosophy, Law, Literature
    Martin Stone, "Six Theses on Teaching Law and Humanities -- and An essay on Interpretation"
    Respondents: Jeannie Suk and Caleb Smith

    2:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Session 3: Law, Rhetoric, Reading
    Peter Brooks, "Law and Humanities: Two Attempts"
    Respondents: Susan Schmeiser and Amy Adler

    4:00 pm - 5:45 pm: Session 4: Law, History, and Contexts of Study
    Bernadette Meyler, "Law, Literature, and History: The Love Triangle"
    Respondents: Robin West and Austin Sarat

    5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: Final Thoughts