The Founding Moment (A Conversation)

Opening Lecture of the Critical Legal Studies: Intellectual History of the Past and Present Conference

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 4:30pm
101 McCormick Hall
Event Category: 
Panel Discussion

Please join us for the opening lecture of the Critical Legal Studies: Intellectual History of the Past and Present conference.

Reception to follow.

Watch live at:

Prompted by plans to create a Critical Legal Studies Archive at the Princeton University Mudd Library, the conference will bring together those who participated in CLS in its heyday; key figures from contemporaneous movements in the US and abroad; and people interested today in this history and its contemporary significance.


  • Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School, emeritus
  • Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • David Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School, emeritus


  • Paul Baumgardner, Princeton University and American Bar Foundation
  • Imani Perry, Princeton University

Screening of The Crits, with filmmakers

  • Jeannie Suk Gersen, Harvard Law School
  • Jackie Mow, Rock Salt Creative

The conference is free and open to the public, with registration - details and registration information can be found at

Funding is provided by the
Donald S. Bernstein ’75 LAPA Program Fund
and a contribution from the Princeton University Library

Sponsored by
The Program in Law and Public Affairs

Co-sponsored with

Princeton University Library
The Program in American Studies
Davis Seminar of the History Department