[PAST EVENT] Workshop with Prof. James Q. Whitman (Yale) (W&M students, faculty, staff only)

February 26, 2020
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Faculty Room
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

On Wednesday, February 26th, Professor James Q. Whitman of Yale Law School will give a workshop on a paper titled "The Justice of Enslavement: Homeric Values in Roman Slave Law."  Due to limited seating, this workshop is open only to William & Mary students, faculty and staff.

 Lunch will be served. For a copy of the paper, which will be pre-circulated, contact tjmcsweeney@wm.edu.

Please note that Professor Whitman will present the Marshall-Wythe Lecture in Legal History at the Law School on Tuesday, February 25.  The lecture is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.  For more, visit the lecture website.

Biography (law.yale.edu):

James Q. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University and Law School and also holds an M.A. in European History from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from the University of Chicago. From 1988-1989, Professor Whitman clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, then began his teaching career at Stanford University Law School. He has taught as a visiting professor at universities in France and Italy and has been a professor at Yale Law School since 1994. In 1996 he became the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law. Professor Whitman's many articles have been published internationally and across disciplines. He has also been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships throughout his career. In 2008 he published The Origins of Reasonable Doubt: Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial, which received an honorable mention, Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association, 2009. His book The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War appeared in 2012. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2010-2011. His other scholarship includes an article, "The Two Western Cultures of Privacy: Dignity versus Liberty" published in the 2004 volume of The Yale Law Journal. His 2003 book, Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide Between America and Europe, published by the Oxford University Press, won the 2004 Distinguished Book Award of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.