miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2012
Symposium explores Michelman’s contributions to comparative constitutional law and law and philosophy
An array of luminaries from academia and the bench—and from around the world—came to Harvard Law School to celebrate Professor Frank Michelman ’60 and his influential work, as he prepares to retire after nearly half a century on the HLS faculty.
A symposium in honor of Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor, held on Feb. 10 and 11, focused on two of his signal achievements: his comparative constitutional law work, particularly his counsel to South Africa in the drafting of its post-apartheid constitution, and his scholarship on law and philosophy. Additionally, many speakers offered personal testimonials saluting Michelman for his kind and inquisitive nature and, as Dean Martha Minow noted, the “contagious zest and passion” that he conveys to his colleagues and students.
Watch the Feb. 10 panel on Comparative Constitutional Law:
Watch the Law and Philosophy Panel:
Provocations: Dean of Yale Law School Robert Post and Thomas Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Harvard University. Panelists: Rosalie Abella, justice, Supreme Court of Canada; Guido Calabresi, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University; Margaret Jane Radin, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; Michael Sandel, Anne T. Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University. Moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Charles Fried.
International Women´s Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities, a Sawyer Seminar organized by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, addresses contradictions within the concept and practice of women´s human rights. The year-long program will include public lectures, symposia, faculty seminars, an undergraduate workshop and a large international conference in spring quarter, Engendering Rights in India: The Colonial Encounter and Beyond. Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and the Swedish model for addressing prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada has largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech.
In her visiting lecture to University of Chicago Law School students, Professor MacKinnon discussed issues raised in her book Are Women Human?: And Other International Dialogues. Her work exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systemic condonation by taking us inside the workings of nation-states, where the oppression of women defines community life and distributes power in society and government, and inside the heart of the international law of conflict to ask why the international community can rally against terrorists' violence, but not violence against women.
Catherine MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and the Swedish model for addressing prostitution. Representing Bosnian women survivors of Serbian genocidal sexual atrocities, she won Kadic v. Karadzic, whcih first recognized rape as an act of genocide. Her scholarly books include Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989), Sex Equality (2001/2007), and Are Women Human? (2006).
"Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality." Harv. C. R -C. L. L. Rev. 46, no. 2 (2011): 271-310. Full Text: Hein (UMich users) | Hein | Lexis | Westlaw