10th Annual Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History with Alison LaCroix
Alison LaCroix is Professor of Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. She is also an Associate Member of the University of Chicago Department of History. Professor LaCroix received her B.A. summa cum laude in history from Yale University in 1996 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999. She received her Ph.D. in history from Harvard University in 2007, after earning an A.M. in history from Harvard in 2003. While in law school, Professor LaCroix served as Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. From 1999 to 2001, she practiced in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2006, she was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law.
Professor LaCroix is the author of The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press, 2010), and the co-editor, with Martha Nussbaum, of Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Law and History Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the Supreme Court Review. Professor LaCroix's teaching and research interests include legal history, federalism, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, and law and literature.
A reception will immediately follow the presentation. Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
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.
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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, Frank Zimring, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin.