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Frank Irvine Endowed Lecture

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:15pm to 1:30pm

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Professor Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will be giving the Frank Irvine Lecture on The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family.

Professor Siegel’s writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution.

Her articles include: Why Regulate Guns?, 48(4) J.L. Med. & Ethics (forthcoming 2020) (with Joseph Blocher); The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family, 129 Yale L.J.F. 450 (2020); The Constitutionalization of Disparate Impact—Court-Centered and Popular Pathways, 106 Cal. L. Rev. 2001 (2019); ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How—and Why It Matters in Law and Politics, 93 Ind. L.J. 207 (2018); Community in Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash, 64 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1728 (2017); Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics, 124 Yale L.J. (2015) (with Douglas NeJaime); The Supreme Court, 2012 Term — Foreword: Equality Divided, 127 Harv. L. Rev. (2013); Dead or Alive: Originalism as Popular Constitutionalism in Heller, 122 Harv. L. Rev. 191 (2008); and Why Equal Protection No Longer Protects: The Evolving Forms of Status-Enforcing State Action, 49 Stan. L. Rev. 1111 (1997).

Professor Siegel is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History. She serves on the board of Advisors and the Board of Academic Advisors of the American Constitution Society and on the General Council of the International Society of Public Law.

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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Law School, Government, Alumni, Women's Resource Center


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Michelle LoParco

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Reva Siegel

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Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School

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