Oct. 24: "Rights on the Left? Social Movements, Law and Lawyers after 1968" by Liora Israel

Join the Global Legal Studies Center for a presentation by Professor Liora Israel. She will explore the role law and lawyers have played in social movements in France since the demonstrations of 1968. Israel argues that a politics of rights, developed by lawyers and activists, has played an important role in the mobilization of social movements and has contributed to policy successes. Challenging conventional accounts of the rise of rights-consciousness in French politics, she explains that practicing lawyers and movement activists have been more important than courts or EU Law.

Israel is associate professor of sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she is a member and deputy director of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs.

The lecture takes place at noon in Lubar Commons. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submitted by Law School News on October 22, 2013

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