News and Announcements

Former LAPA Fellow Mark Brandon*92 named Dean of the University of Alabama School of Law - May 13, 2014

Mark Brandon, currently a constitutional law expert at  Vanderbilt University Law School with a secondary appointment in the department of political science, was a LAPA Fellow in 2008-2009.  During that time, he worked on his most recent book States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order, which was published in 2013 by the University Press of Kansas.  The book is a finalist for the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.

LAPA Announces 2014-2015 Fellows - April 24, 2014

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University is pleased to announce its fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year.

LAPA Fellow Daniel LaChance receives national recognition as junior law and humanities scholar - April 1, 2014

LAPA/Perkins Fellow Daniel LaChance is one of seven winners of a prestigious competition for junior law and humanities scholars. An interdisciplinary committee from sponsoring organizations The University of Southern California Center for Law, History and Culture, and the Law Schools of UCLA, Columbia, and Georgetown selected among the anonymously submitted papers. The honor means that Danny will present his paper in a stand-alone session at a June conference with two senior scholars as commentators.

Law in The Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers - January 29, 2014

The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA students to join us for  "Law in the Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers," a program series that provides opportunities for candidates for Masters in Public Policy and Public Affairs to engage in off-the-record discussions with policy practitioners, and to examine legal issues and the role of law in developing and implementing public policy.

Thinking about Race on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act - January 23, 2014

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the momentous Civil Rights Act of 1964, LAPA is hosting a spring lunch series showcasing authors of recently published books that examine different features of race, discrimination, and civil rights in America both historically and in the present day. The authors will give presentations from their recent books, to be followed by questions and conversation with the audience.

The series is open to the Princeton University campus community.