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Critical Ways of Thinking About Law


February 28, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 95

Join the Stanford Critical Law Society and Professor Robert W. Gordon for a lunch talk examining critical legal theory. Professor Gordon will apply an alternative analysis of  Hoffmann v. Red Owl, a contract case, to illuminate the differences between critical legal theory and more traditional legal analysis.    

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.


The Stanford Critical Law Society (SCritLS) is a new student organization that seeks to foster student discussion on the interaction between law and race, gender, class, and sexual orientation among other topics. The mission of the organization is to create a safe space where students can address these topics and engage in societal and institutional critique. Join the email list to hear about upcoming events.


Professor Gordon received his BA from Harvard University and his JD from Harvard Law School. Before going to law school, he worked as a newspaper reporter and served in the U.S. Army. Following law school, he served in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts (1971). Professor Gordon taught previously at Stanford Law School in 1983-1995, and most recently, he was the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School. He also taught at the University of Buffalo Law School SUNY and the University of Wisconsin, and was a visiting professor at Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of Toronto, and the European University Institute.