Do Legal Professions Resist Authoritarianism? Case Studies on the U.S., Brazil, Russia, and more

March 28, 2024 12:15pm - 2:30pm ET
Milstein East A

Lunch will be served.
Co-Sponsored with the American Constitution Society

12:15 PM – Welcome and Introduction

  • David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Faculty Director, HLS Center on the Legal Profession
  • David M. Trubek, Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 

12:30 PM – The United States

  • Lawyering for Autocracy – Scott Cummings, Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics, UCLA Law School
  • Lawyering for Resistance – Rick Abel, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA Law School

1:00 PM – Brazil

  • Lawyering for Autocracy – Fabio de Sa e Silva, Associate Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Oklahoma
  • Lawyering for Resistance – Oscar Vilhena Vieira, Dean, São Paulo Law School – Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Lawyers and Non-Institutional Resistance – Sofia Bordin-Rolim, PhD Student, São Paulo Law School – Fundação Getulio Vargas

1:45 PM – Russia

  • Defenders, but Not Resisters – Kathryn Hendley, Theodore W. Brazeau & Roman Z. Livshits Professor of Law & Political Science, University of Wisconsin

2:00 PM – Comparisons – Lawyers in the US, China, and Brazil

  • Leigha Crout, Rule of Law Fellow, Neukom Center for the Rule of Law; Lecturer, Stanford Law School

2:15 PM – Q&A

2:30 PM – End