LAPA’s seminar format assumes that seminar participants have familiarized themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator opens the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.
Lynda Dodd *04 was the Joseph H. Flom Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at The City University of New York-City College from 2010-2018. Her teaching and research focuses on American political and constitutional development, constitutional law and theory, jurisprudence, and civil rights litigation. Her forthcoming book, Taming the Rights Revolution: The Supreme Court, Constitutional Torts, and the Elusive Quest for Accountability (Cambridge University Press), examines the political and legal debates regarding civil rights litigation under Section 1983, from its origins in the Civil Rights Act of 1871 to the Roberts Court era. She received her B.A. from Balor University and earned her J.D. at Yale Law School and her Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University. As a LAPA fellow she will be completing a new book project entitled Sisterhood of Struggle: Alice Paul, the National Woman's Party, and the Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment.