Dissenting Voices

Dissenting Voices

Friday, April 8, 2011

Speaker List

Welcome and Introduction

Dean Kenneth Randall
University of Alabama School of Law

Session I
The Ethics of an Alternative: Counterfactuals and the Tone of Dissent

Professor Ravit Reichman, Brown University
Moderator: Suzette Malveaux, Catholic University (formerly at the University of Alabama)

Session II
Detours and Dead Ends: The Narrative Lines of Dissent in Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas

Professor Susanna Lee, Georgetown University
Moderator: Professor Heather Elliott, University of Alabama School of Law

Lunch and Keynote
Why Societies Don’t Need Dissent (As Such)

Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Professor Ronald Krotoszynski, University of Alabama School of Law

Session III
Dissent in the Legal Academy and the Temptations of Power

Professor Richard H. Pildes, NYU School of Law
Moderator: Professor Bryan Fair, University of Alabama School of Law

Session IV
Depression and Dissent: The Idea of Structural Inequality in the Civil Rights Politics of the 1930s

Professor Kenneth Mack, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Professor Tony Freyer, University of Alabama