Past Events

  • Judge Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, delivered the 2011 Jorde Symposium Lecture at the University of Chicago Law School.

    Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:30pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice hosted Jacob Hacker to discuss his new book, Winner-Take-All Politics. Watch the video.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 11:30am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice hosted a symposium on Intelligence Collection and Law Enforcement at Atlantic Philanthropies. Watch the video.

    Friday, March 18, 2011 - 11:30am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice invited Clarence Jones to speak about his new book, Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:30am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law holds its annual benefit and awards dinner.

    Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:30pm
  • Judge Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will deliver a lecture on the history of the theory of judicial self-restraint as articulated primarily by Thayer, Holmes, Brandeis, Frankfurter, and Bickel (the "Thayerians"). He will discuss and evaluate the various grounds on which the theory (or tradition) has been defended, describe its virtual abandonment by the academy and rejection by both wings of the U.S. Supreme Court, and examine the reasons for its rise and fall.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 5:00pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice hosts the 8th Annual Community Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference at NYU Law School in New York City. During the two days, defenders, social workers, and researchers discuss ways to better serve their clients, participate in policy advocacy and systemic reform, and build the capacity of their organizations.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 12:15pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice hosts the 8th Annual Community Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference at NYU Law School in New York City. During the two days, defenders, social workers, and researchers discuss ways to better serve their clients, participate in policy advocacy and systemic reform, and build the capacity of their organizations.

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:45am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice Living Constitution Project brings together thinkers and policymakers to further understanding of the Constitution and its role in a changing world. Senator Tom Harkin presents his lecture "Filibuster Reform: Curbing Abuse to Prevent Minority Tyranny in the Senate."

    Monday, June 14, 2010 - 6:00am
  • The Brennan Center Jorde Symposium, an annual event, was created in 1996 to sponsor top scholarly discourse and writing from a variety of perspectives on issues that were central to the legacy of William J. Brennan, Jr. This year, Professor Rick H. Pildes of NYU School of Law presents his lecture "Ungovernable America? The Causes and Consequences of Polarized Politics."

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 10:45am

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