2012-2013

The World is on Our Side: The Black Freedom Movement and U.S. Origins of the U.N. Race Convention

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friendship Room
Kill Switches, Forum Doctrine, and the First Amendment’s Digital Future

Enrique Armijo, Elon University School of Law

Monday, March 25, 2013
Friendship Room
*This presentation is part of a Faculty Exchange Program.
Racial Profiling Revived!: A Critical Look at Kentucky v. King and Its Disparate Impact on People of Color

Mindy Sanchez, Charlotte School of Law

Monday, March 11, 2013
Friendship Room
*This presentation is part of a Faculty Exchange Program.
Racial Capitalism

Nancy Leong, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Friday, April 19, 2013
Friendship Room
Non-Article III Federal Criminal Courts

Steve Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law

Monday, December 3, 2012
Friendship Room
According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family (Forthcoming Yale University Press 2013)

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Friendship Room

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

Author: 
Curtis Wilkie

Former Boston Globe reporter and Mississippian Curtis Wilkie charts the meteoric career of lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in this riveting if labyrinthine account that in Wilkie's telling, involves treachery, professional jealousy, and zealous prosecution. Known as the "King of Torts," Scruggs had made a fortune with class action lawsuits involving asbestos claims in Pascagoula, Miss., and then tobacco lawsuits in the mid-1990s.

Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

Author: 
Shon Hopwood and Dennis Burke

"Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the story of a young bank robber who became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history, and who changed not just his own life, but the lives of everyone around him." http://www.randomhouse.com/book/210084/law-man-by-shon-hopwood-and-denni...

A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation

Author: 
Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright

“This book chronicles one of the most celebrated—and most misunderstood—kidnapping cases in American history. In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar, the son of an upper-middle-class Louisiana family, went missing in the swamps. After an eight-month search that electrified the country and destroyed Bobby’s parents, the boy was found, filthy and hardly recognizable, in the pinewoods of southern Mississippi. A wandering piano tuner who had been shuttling the child throughout the region by wagon for months was arrested and charged with kidnapping—a crime that was punishable by death at the time.

The Trial

Author: 
Franz Kafka

“A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis--an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life--including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door--becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K.

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