TITLE: Constitution Day 2013: Risa L. Goluboff
SPEAKER: Risa L. Goluboff
EVENT DATE: 09/17/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Risa L. Goluboff lectured on "How the Constitution Changes: Social and Political Aspects of the Law." This program is part of the Law Library's annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day--a federal holiday observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens."
Speaker Biography: Risa L. Goluboff is a professor of law and history at the University of Virginia (UVA). She teaches constitutional law, civil rights litigation, and legal and constitutional history, and she directs UVA's joint J.D.-M.A. program in history. In 2011, she received the University of Virginia's All-University Teaching Award. She is an affiliated GAGE scholar at the Miller Center and a faculty affiliate at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. In 2012, Goluboff was named a distinguished lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. Her book, "The Lost Promise of Civil Rights," explores varying understandings of civil rights in the era before Brown v. Board of Education.