Speech and Silence in American Law

Participants

Marianne Constable, University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
Marianne Constable has published broadly on a range of topics in legal rhetoric and philosophy. She is working on two projects: a history of the “new unwritten law,” which ostensibly exonerated women who killed their husbands in Chicago a century ago; and a book on legal speech acts. Professor Constable is the author of Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law (2005). Her earlier book, The Law of the Other: The Mixed Jury and Changes in Conceptions of Citizenship, Law and Knowledge, won the Law and Society Association’s J. Willard Hurst Prize in Legal History. She is the author of articles on, among other topics, Foucault and immigration law, Nietzsche and jurisprudence, the rhetoric of “community,” the role of law in the liberal arts, Frederick Schauer on rules, Robert Cover on violence, Montesquieu on systems and Vico on legal education. She has co-edited two books on law and society and has served on numerous editorial boards relating to law and humanities and law and society. Professor Constable was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton during 2005-06; her awards include the NEH and a prize for undergraduate research mentoring at UCB.

Education
Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Louis Seidman, Georgetown Law Center

Georgetown Law Center
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1971, Professor Seidman served as a law clerk for J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit and United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He then was a staff attorney with the D.C. Public Defender Service until joining the Law Center faculty in 1976. Professor Seidman teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional and criminal law. He is co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of many articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law. His most recent books are Silence and Freedom (Stanford 2007), Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (Yale 2001) and Equal Protection of the Laws (Foundation 2002).

Education
J.D., Harvard, 1971
A.B., University of Chicago, 1968

Danielle Allen, Institute for Advanced Study: Institute for Advanced Study

Danielle Allen, a winner of a MacArthur “genius” fellowship, specializes in Greek literature of the classical period; the social, cultural and political history of Athens; political philosophy, ancient and modern; the history of rhetoric; the philosophy of punishment; democratic theory and the history of democracies; American political and legal history; and 20th-century American poetry.
The author of Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education (University Of Chicago Press, 2004) and The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (Princeton University Press, 2000), Allen holds two doctorates — one in government and political theory from Harvard University and the other in classics from King’s College, University of Cambridge.

Education
• Ph.D. Harvard University, 2001
• MA. Harvard University, 1998
• Ph.D. King’s College, University of Cambridge, 1996
• M.Phil. King’s College, University of Cambridge, 1994
• A.B. Princeton University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 1993

Martin Redish, Northwestern University

Martin H. Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, teaches and writes on the subjects of federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, freedom of expression and constitutional law. In addition, he is Senior Counsel to the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP.
Education
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1970, magna cum laude
A.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1967

Peter Brooks, Yale University

Yale University
Peter Brooks is Adjunct Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. Professor Brooks has published on narrative and narrative theory, on the 19th and 20th century novel, mainly French and English, and, more recently, on the interrelations of law and literature. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, London Review of Books, Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, Yale Law Journal, and elsewhere. He earned both his Ph.D. and B.A. from Harvard University.

Education
Ph.D., Harvard, 1965
M.A., Harvard, 1962
B.A., Harvard, 1959