March 27, 2014

A LSU Law and Philosophy Exchange Presentation, “Criminal Law and Morality: Why Good People Do Bad Things” presented by Prof. Ken Levy

Start: March 27, 2014 12:40 pm
End: March 27, 2014 1:40 pm

Copyright Concerns in Recorded Pop Music: the Philosophical, Aesthetic and Legal Issues Surrounding Current Industry Practices

Professor Lee Ann Lockridge will speak about copyright issues surrounding practices such as sampling and mashups.

Professor Brett Boutwell, a professor at the LSU School of Music, will thereafter present the philosophical and aesthetic issues surrounding these practices from a music history standpoint.

Start: March 27, 2014 12:40 pm
End: March 27, 2014 1:40 pm

The Case for New Constitutions: film & legal discussion

The Case for New Constitutions Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad.

Following a welcome reception, the event kicks off with the 5 p.m. screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy, using 21st century media such as Facebook and Twitter.

At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Professor Sanford Levinson of University of Texas School of Law will present arguments for a new Constitutional Convention in the United States and challenge the idea that fundamental governmental principles should remain static over time. A leading critic of the U.S. Constitution and excessive presidential power, Professor Levinson will draw from the extensive research behind his recent book, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It).

The Case for New Constitutions: A Film Event with Guest Speaker Professor Sanford Levinson

4:30 Welcome reception with food and drink

5:00 Film screening: Blueberry Soup, directed by Eileen Jerrett (80 min)

6:30 Guest Speaker: Professor Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law

Followed by Q&A with the director, Prof. Levinson, and Prof. Scott Sullivan, LSU Law

Start: March 27, 2014 4:30 pm
End: March 27, 2014 8:00 pm
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