The Center for the Study of Law and Culture
Khiara M. Bridges Law ’02, Ph.D. ’08 does a reading for Human Rights: Culture, a Seminar Performance Project sponsored by the center.
The mission of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University (CSLC) is to facilitate interdisciplinary study, research, and scholarship on the intersections of law and culture.
Starting from the twin premises that law is a cultural form and that culture carries the regulative force of legal practices and norms, the CSLC seeks to advance a wide range of work in law and culture studies. Embracing an expansive definition of culture as a concept whose boundaries range from the aesthetic to the political, the CSLC supports projects that understand law in a strict institutional or positivist sense, as well as those that approach law more generally as a regime for ordering social life, constructing cultural meaning, and shaping group and individual identities.
CLSC projects emanate from the understanding that law can no longer be adequately analyzed as though it were exogenous to the realm of culture. In keeping with its broad mandate, the CSLC offers an intellectual home for teaching, research, and scholarship across disciplines.
The Politics of Populist Consitutionalism: The Case of the Israeli Nation-State Law
Professor Tamar Hostovsky-Brandes
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Columbia Law School
William and June Warren Hall Lower Level 104
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027