Join us for discussions featuring new books by the School of Law’s faculty.

All events will be held at noon in 250 Docker Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

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Faculty Book Forum Schedule 2018-2019

Libby AdlerWednesday, October 10, 2018 | Noon | 250 Dockser Hall 
Professor Libby Adler

Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform 
(Duke University Press, 2018).

Many legal issues that greatly impact the lives of the LGBT community’s most marginalized members — especially those who are transgender, homeless, underage or non-white — often go unnoticed, argues Professor Libby Adler in her new book, Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform. Adler is calling for the LGBT community, which she says currently focuses on a narrow array of reform objectives — namely, same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination protections and hate crimes statutes — to change directions, with a focus on better meeting the needs of all LGBT people.

Comments by
Kari Hong
Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

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Woody HartzogWednesday, February 13 | Noon | 250 Dockser Hall
Professor Woodrow Hartzog
Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies 
(Harvard University Press, 2018).

Every day, internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies and the internet of things are all built in ways that make it hard to guard personal information. And the law says this is okay because it is up to users to protect themselves — even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them.

In Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies, Professor Woodrow Hartzog pushes back against this state of affairs, arguing that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products.

Comments by
Noah Phillips
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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Dyal-ChandWednesday, April 10, 2019 | Noon | 250 Dockser Hall
Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand

Collaborative Capitalism in American Cities
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)

 In many American cities, the urban cores still suffer. Poverty and unemployment remain endemic, despite policy initiatives aimed at systemic solutions. In Collaborative Capitalism in American Cities: Reforming Urban Market Regulations, Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand focuses on how businesses in some urban cores are succeeding despite the challenges.

Comments by
Jason Jackson
Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning, MIT

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