Book Talk: The Futility of Law and Development – China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Special Event
October 3, 2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West
Special Event

Join us for an exciting book talk with Prof. Jedidiah Kroncke for his work The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law. His book challenges the basic role of comparative law throughout US legal culture, from Congress to law schools. It rejects legal parochialism for a productive, critical practice of comparative legal analysis and recovers and synthesizes the centrality of China to US legal and foreign policy history, as well as the key role of missionaries and religious thought in pioneering modern concepts of development, among other themes. The discussion is certain to be lively and lunch will be provided!

You can read Prof. Kroncke’s full biography here

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the HLS Office of the Dean.