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January 21 - April 21, 2016

UTOPIA500

About the UTOPIA500 Series

The year 2016 is the quincentennial of Thomas More's UTOPIA. UTOPIA500 was an interdisciplinary series of events honoring the author and his iconic work, organized by Distinguished Professor Michael Malloy. The entire University and Law School community was cordially invited to these UTOPIA500 events, held during the meetings of the Law and Literature seminar.

Schedule of Presentations

Date & TimeSubject
Jan. 21
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Utopia and the Law and Literature Movement (watch video on YouTube)
Feb. 11
1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Discussion of Y. Zamyatin, We (1921) led by student J. Pathak
Feb. 11
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prof. Daniel J. Morrissey, Gonzaga University School of Law, More's Utopia and Income Insecurity (watch video on YouTube)
Feb. 18
1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Discussion of M. Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (1985) led by students A. Lucido and H. Shaik
Feb. 25
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Andreea Boboc, College of the Pacific, Legal Personhood in More's Utopia
March 3
1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Discussion of Voltaire, Candide (1759) led by student C. Worden
March 10
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prof. David Papke, Marquette University School of Law, The Communistic Inclinations of Sir Thomas More (watch video on YouTube)
March 17
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
TBD
March 31
1:45 p.m.2:15
Discussion of A. Huxley, Brave New World (1932) led by students P. Browning and K. Thayer
March 31
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
TBD
April 7
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prof. Michael H. Hoeflich, University of Kansas School of Law, St. Thomas More and his Utopia in Antebellum American Lawyers' Thought (watch video on YouTube)
April 14
1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Discussion of G. Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) led by students K. Cox, J. Darens, and L. Ngo
April 21
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prof. Susan N. Herman, Brooklyn Law School, and President, ACLU, Constitutional Utopianism (watch video on YouTube)