Corporate Rights and International Law Seminar

June 28, 2017 • 11:45 PM • Law School 3000
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A faculty seminar open to interested students with Lauren Benton (Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History, and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University), sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Her talk will focus on the origins of international law and European empire in the nineteenth century. Benton is a distinguished scholar and experienced academic leader whose award-winning work spans history, law and anthropology. Her research focuses on the comparative legal history of empires and the history of international law, and among her many publications are A Rage for Order, with Lisa Ford (2016), A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 (2010) and Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (2002). RSVP REQUIRED For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at