The Judge Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., Memorial Lecture Series: Judith Resnik

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: M. Isabel Medina · · 504-861-5655

Location: College of Law, Room 308 (Broadway Campus)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents

The Judge Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., Memorial Lecture 

Incarceration, Isolation, and the Courts

Delivered by Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Monday, January 25, 2016

6:00 PM | College of Law, Room 308

Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, procedure, courts, prisons, equality, and citizenship. She is the founding director of the Arthur Liman Program, supporting fellowships for law graduates and summer fellowships at six colleges, and sponsoring colloquia on the civil and criminal justice systems. In 2015, the Liman Program joined with the Association of State Correctional Administrators in co-authoring Time-in-Cell: The Liman-ASCA 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison. The report is the first to provide updated information, as of the fall of 2014, on both the numbers of people and the conditions in restrictive housing nationwide.

Her books include Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (with Dennis Curtis, 2011), and Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib, 2009). She co-edited (with Linda Greenhouse) the Daedalus volume The Invention of Courts, published in 2014. Recent articles include Diffusing Disputes: The Public in the Private of Arbitration, the Private in Courts, and the Erasure of Rights (Yale Law Journal, 2015).

Professor Resnik is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Managerial Trustee of the International Association of Women Judges, and a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the Commission on Women of the American Bar Association, the Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, and the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. She is also an occasional litigator; in 2009, she argued Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter in the United States Supreme Court. Professor Resnik has testified before Congress, before rulemaking committees of the federal judiciary, and before the House of Commons of Canada.

Friends and admirers of the late Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., have endowed a lecture series inviting distinguished speakers to appear annually at the College of Law. Judge Ainsworth served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.