April 5, 2012
Influential legal historian Bob Gordon to speak April 6
Eminent legal historian, Professor Bob Gordon, from Stanford and Yale Law Schools, will speak at the University of Oregon School of Law at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, in the fourth floor Lewis Lounge. Gordon’s visit is part of the law school’s Law, Culture, and Humanities Initiative.
Professor Gordon’s presentation is titled, “Are Lawyers Friends of Democracy?” He will examine why the legal profession’s elite was for most of American history in the forefront of public life, and why that is no longer true.
Gordon has been influential in the field of American Legal History for more than four decades. He has written extensively on contract law, legal philosophy and on the history and current ethics and practices of the organized bar. Professor Gordon is known for his key works, The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1992), and Storie Critiche del Diritto (Critical Legal Histories) (1995) among about 40 other publications.