The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

5/4 – Columbia Legal History Program: Public Rights: The History of an Idea.

The Columbia Legal History Program is pleased to announce an upcoming panel discussion: Public Rights: The History of an Idea.


The panel will feature a discussion of new research by Rebecca J. Scott, Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan, who will present a project titled “Rights in the Plural: ‘Public Rights’ in Reconstruction Political Thought,” and commentary by Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.


Date/time: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 2:30 to 4:00pm.

Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116th Street, NY. Please note: this is an in-person event. The room number will be announced shortly and sent in an email to this list and posted on the our events page on the Law School website.


There will be no pre-circulated paper. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Adebambo Adesanya at When you RSVP, please indicate whether you are a Columbia affiliate and whether you are a Law School affiliate.*

*Non-Columbia and non-Law School affiliates are welcome to attend, but if you are not a Columbia affiliate, you will have to fill out a form (which we will send you when you RSVP) and if you are not a Law School affiliate, we will have to include your name on a list we will provide to the guard at the entrance to Jerome Greene Hall so that you can enter the building.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Amy Chazkel

Kellen Funk

Maeve Glass

Jeremy Kessler

Adam Kosto

Stephanie McCurry

Christina Ponsa-Kraus

Sarah Seo

Madeleine Zelin