Constitution of Trepidation
On November 9, Professor Steven Wilf delivered his paper, "The Constitution of Trepidation" at the American Society for Legal History's annual meeting in St. Louis.
A scholar whose research focuses upon intellectual property law, historical jurisprudence, and legal history, Steven Wilf seeks to explore the fundamental ways that the origins of legal processes effect normative outcomes. Among his recent writings are The Law Before the Law (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), "The Making of the Post-War Paradigm in American Intellectual Property Law," 31 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2008), and "The Invention of Legal Primitivism," 10 Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2009). His most recent book, Law's Imagined Republic, was released by Cambridge University Press in May 2010.
Associate Dean Wilf was named a Lemelson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution for 2011-2012. The Lemelson Center Fellows Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation.
Recent Homepage Highlights
Professor Jessica Rubin will be teaching US law and legal writing for the Open Society Foundation at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Rubin teaches legal research and writing in the Lawyering Process program at the Law School.
On June 18, Professor Sara Bronin will make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association on "Legal Tools to Address Climate Change" at a panel discussion entitle "Following the Path of the Storm: Legal and Legislative Challenges in Addressing Rising Sea Levels on the Connecticut Coastline."
On June 18, Professor Mark W. Janis will lecture on "Freedom of Religion and European Human Rights Law" at the University of Oxford, England.
On June 17, Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) where she will comment on the proposed changes to the Federal rules of civil procedure.
On June 17, Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the twenty-third annual Summer Tax Institute at University of California - Davis.
Jennifer Brooks-Crozier '12 is the author of "Put Up Your Dukes: The Fight Over Commonality in the Era of Wal-Mart v. Dukes" (19 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 711 (2013)).