Thursday, September 17, 2015

Witt to Deliver Jefferson Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

With apologies for the late notice - today at 4 pm PST John Fabian Witt will deliver the annual Jefferson Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. The title of his lecture is "The Switch: Reinventing American Freedom":
Witt’s Jefferson lecture will explore the subject of how American constitutional law was “reinvented,” as he proposes, during the early twentieth century.   Taking up a small cast of characters who self-consciously aimed to disrupt the ideological structures of American law, Witt tells a story of social experiment and constitutional transformation that explains our constitutional past and offers powerful, if sometimes troubling, implications for our constitutional future.