Harvard scholar first speaker of UHLC spring colloquium

Vicki C. Jackson will examine “extra-territorial” constitutional interpretation Jan. 19 at noon in Heritage room.

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Jan. 12, 2012 – Harvard Law School Professor Vicki C. Jackson will visit the University of Houston Law Center Thursday, Jan 19 as the first presenter in UH Law Center Professor Lonny Hoffman’s spring colloquium, a speaker series of faculty work-in-progress presentations made to a seminar-sized group of students.

The Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, Jackson will be presenting her paper “‘Extra-Territorial’” Constitutional Interpretation: Outsider Interventions in Domestic Constitutional Contests.” Coauthored by Rosalind Dixon, this article examines how increased interactions among peoples and states combined with the growth of written constitutions are creating new opportunities for “extra-territorial” forms of constitutional interpretation, that is, the interpretation of domestic constitutions by “outsiders.”

A list of speakers for the entire semester appears at the bottom. Presentations will be held in the UHLC Heritage Room on Thursdays at noon (with one exception noted below). Faculty and interested individuals are invited to attend. Non faculty members, please RSVP to LHoffman@central.uh.edu.  

Spring 2012 Colloquium lineup:
January 19: Vicki Jackson (Harvard )
January 26: Tracey George (Vanderbilt)
February 2: Asmara Tekle (TSU)
February 9: Dan Kahan (Yale)
February 16: Juan Perea (Loyola-Chicago)
February 23: Robin Wilson (W & Lee)
March 1: Tobias Wolff (Penn)
March 8: Bert Huang (Columbia)
March 22: Michael Dorf (Cornell)
March 28: Judith Resnik (Yale) - note: Professor Resnik is speaking on Wednesday

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