News and Announcements

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.

LAPA and Rutgers Announce New Criminal Justice Working Group - January 5, 2014

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University and the Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers-New Brunswick are pleased to announce a new joint initiative known as the Criminal Justice Working Group. The project is designed to bring together faculty and graduate students from both institutions to share work-in-progress, new ideas, and recent papers. Group participants may also invite scholars from other universities as presenters and commentators.

LAPA Associate Director Leslie Gerwin authors recent Op-Eds - August 29, 2013

Leslie Gerwin is the Associate Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  She holds degrees in law, public health and public policy.  She is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she teaches Public Health Law and Policy.