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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all events will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom unless otherwise stated.

For Zoom participant information, please contact the department of Academic Operations AcademicOperations@law.usc.edu.

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Fall 2022

September 21

Stephanie Jones-Rogers (UC Berkeley)
“She had…a Womb Subjected to Bondage”: Reconsidering the Origins of British Colonial Descent Law.
Faculty Lounge, Rm 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 26

Mona Oraby (Howard University)
“Historical Fiction as Legal Archive: Horizontal Law in The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Frankenstein in Baghdad”
Faculty Lounge, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 9

Mugambi Jouet (USC)
“A History of Post-Roe America and Canada: From Intertwined Abortion Battles to American Exceptionalism.”
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 16

Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University)
“Slavery and the pursuit of freedom in later medieval Mediterranean Europe”
Faculty Lounge, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Premodern World

November 30

Jessica Marglin (USC) Book Talk
"The Shamama Case: Contesting Citizenship Across the Modern Mediterranean"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Co-sponsored by the Casden Institute and Levan Institute for the Humanities

Spring 2023

January 25

Ari Bryen (Vanderbilt)
"TBA"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Co-sponsored with Classics.

February 1

Oscar Pedreza Vargas (ACLS)
"TBA"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 8

Penelope Andrews (NY Law)
"TBA"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 23

Dorothy Roberts (Penn)
20th Annual CLHC Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture
Faculty Lounge, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
20th Annual CLHC Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture

March 1

Jill Frank
"TBA"
Faculty Lounge, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

March 22

Brandon Bourgeois
"TBA"
Faculty Lounge, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

March 30

Nomi Stolzenberg (USC) Book Talk
American Shtetl
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

April 19

Matthew Fletcher (Michigan)
“Muskrat versus Canary Textualism”
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Indian Law & Policy Lecture