Monday, October 7, 2019

Wood to Lecture on Constitutionalism and the American Revolution at Northwestern Law

[We’re authorized to post the following notice.  Attendees are asked to register here.  DRE]

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will sponsor a series of lectures by Professor Gordon Wood, the prizewinning historian of the American Revolution and early Republic.

The lectures, devoted to the topic “Constitutionalism in the American Revolution,” will take place on six successive Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 15 to October 31, 2019, each
beginning at 4:00 pm at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Rubloff 180.

Along with students enrolled in a class built around the lectures, and Northwestern faculty, we
cordially invite members of the Chicago legal history community to attend the lectures and a
reception for Professor Wood. The reception, co-sponsored by the American Bar Foundation, will occur following the fifth lecture on October 29, 2019.

Please Note: Attending all six lectures is not required. We hope you will join us for any lectures
as your schedule allows.

Gordon Wood will join the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as Visiting Professor of Law in October 2019. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, where he served on the faculty from 1969 until his retirement. Wood is the preeminent scholar of the American Revolution. He is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, which earned the Pulitzer Prize and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993, as well as dozens of other acclaimed books and articles. In 2010, Wood was awarded a National Humanities Medal. Wood earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard.

Please RSVP [here] for the lectures and reception:

Lectures, 4 p.m. Rubloff 180
Tuesday, October 15 / Thursday, October 17
Tuesday, October 22 / Thursday, October 24
Tuesday, October 29 / Thursday, October 31

Reception: Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. Lowden Hall

The events are co-sponsored by the American Bar Foundation.  For more information, please contact Professor James Pfander at Northwestern Law.