ILH Speaker April 7th
The Institute for Law and the Humanities will be hosting its last event of the year on April 7th at 2:00 pm in the Courtroom. In keeping with our theme for this year, Law, Fundamentalism, and Democracy, our last speaker will be Bruce Lincoln from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. The title of his talk is "From Ancient Persia to Abu Ghraib: Comparative Observations on Empire, Religion, and Torture."
Bruce Lincoln is the Caroline E. Haskell Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. His most recent publication is Holy Terrors: Thinking about Religion after September 11. His work on the relationship between religion, politics and culture is masterful and compelling. I hope to see many of you there.
Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities Paper Prize.
The Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities is pleased to announce its second annual student paper prize. An award of $500 will be presented for the best law and humanities paper in 2005-2006. J.D. as well as LL.M. Chicago-Kent students are eligible for the prize. There will be an honorable-mention prize of $250.
A law and humanities paper is one that examines any issue from both a legal and a humanities-based perspective, or integrates the two perspectives in an appropriate manner, including legal philosophy, legal history, law and literature and law and religion. The paper must be scholarly and of publishable quality.
Eligibility and submission: The prize is limited to Chicago-Kent students enrolled in the 2005-2006 academic year. Submissions must have been written in association with a course or an independent research project in either the fall 2005 term or the spring 2006 term. Submissions are to be sent to Professor Sheldon Nahmod and are to be received no later than June 1, 2006.
Please direct all inquiries to Professor Sheldon Nahmod (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Sarah Harding (email@example.com), or Professor Dan Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org).