Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History with Tomiko Brown-Nagin
This year's Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History will be delivered by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin of Harvard Law School on the topic of her award-winning book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, published by Oxford University Press. A reception will immediately follow the presentation. Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
Brown-Nagin is Professor of Law and Professor of History in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. An expert on constitutional law, social and legal history, education law, and inequality, Brown-Nagin has published widely in these areas. Her 2011 book, Courage to Dissent, received several prizes, including the Bancroft Prize, the Organization of American Historians' Liberty Legacy Book Award, and the Lillian Smith Book Award.
Judge Philip M. Pro
Philip M. Pro was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Nevada by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1987. He served as Chief Judge for the District of Nevada from 2002 to 2007. Prior to his appointment as District Judge, Judge Pro served as United States Magistrate Judge from 1980 to 1987. Appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist as Chair of the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee for the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System, and by Chief Justice Roberts to the Board of the Federal Judicial Center, Judge Pro has served on a variety of advisory and educational committees of the federal judiciary. Judge Pro also has represented the federal judiciary in a variety of “Rule of Law” programs throughout the world. He currently Chairs the Law Related Education Consortium of the State Bar of Nevada, and since its founding in 1987, has actively participated, locally and nationally, in the We the People . . . the Citizen and the Constitution program for high school students. A strong supporter of the William S. Boyd School of Law, Judge Pro served as Co- Chair of the Advisory Board for the founding of Boyd, and currently serves as a member of the Board of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.
Learn more about Judge Pro here.
About the Lecture Series
In 2005, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Gordon Wood inaugurated the Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The series annually brings an internationally prominent scholar to UNLV to deliver a public lecture. Past lecturers include Jack Rakove, Geoffrey Stone, Sarah Barringer Gordon, John Witte Jr., Larry Kramer, Joyce Appleby, and Frank Zimring.
Special thanks to the UNLV History Department and Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Sigma Chapter for their contributions.