Houston Law Review’s 26th Annual Frankel Lecture Explores Academic Freedom in an Era of Polarization


HOUSTON, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Houston Law Review will host its 26th Annual Frankel Conference on Friday, November 19 examine the themes of academic expression and the challenges of discrimination in teaching and writing in academia. Professor at Harvard Law School Jeannie Suk Gersen discuss the link between academic freedom and university rules; norms and practices of discrimination; and harassment and intimidation. It also plans to examine the relationship between promoting freedom of expression and promoting diversity and inclusion.

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Commentators at the Houston Law Review conference are Professor of Law Khiara M. Bridges of UC Berkeley School of Law and Professor of Politics Keith E. Whittington of Princeton University.

Gersen is the John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She teaches constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, family law, and art, fashion and performing arts law. Before joining Harvard Faculty in 2006, she was a legal assistant at the Ministry of Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States, and to the judge Harry edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

A Yale And one Oxford graduate, Gersen was a Marshall Fellow and at Harvard, a Paul and Daisy Soros scholar. Gersen has also been a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Harvard Law School Sacks-Fruend Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She wrote three books, including “At home in the law“which received the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Award for Best Book of the Year on Law and Society.

The Frankel conference will be held online from 12 to 2:00 p.m. (Central), Friday November 19. Participating lawyers will receive one CLE credit hour. Click on here save.

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