Laura Weinrib, History PhD candidate

A Test-Case of Vital Importance: United States v. Dennett and the Sex Side of Civil Liberties

Date: 
Mon, 03/05/2007
Location: 
4:30 - 6:00 PM, Kerstetter Room, 301 Marx Hall

In this LEGS seminar, we will discuss Laura Weinrib's paper called "'A Test-Case of Vital Importance: United States v. Dennett and the Sex Side of Civil Liberties." Laura is a PhD student in the history department, having come to Princeton from Harvard Law School and a clerkship on the 3rd Circuit with Judge Thomas Ambro. As you will see, her paper looks at the ways that contemporary American views of civil liberties came to be formed through a crucial test case. Please join us for a lively discussion!

Laura M. Weinrib is a graduate student in the history department at Princeton University. Her principal field of study is twentieth-century American legal history, with an emphasis on social and cultural history and the history of legal thought. She is also interested in gender history and the history of the family as they relate to American law. Laura is writing a dissertation on the history of civil liberties in America between the First and Second World Wars, focusing on how legal actors transformed social and doctrinal categories and how those categories in turn constrained lawyers' strategic choices. Her published scholarship has focused on family law, gender, and discrimination. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2003, Laura served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

For more on Laura Weinrib, see her LAPA page.