"Mourning in America: What's Law Got to Do With It?"

LJST Law & Mourning Lecture Series

March 27, 2013 - 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm (already occurred)

On Wednesday, March 27, at 4:45 p.m. in Room 100 of Clark House, Ray Madoff, associate professor at Boston College Law School, will present a paper entitled “Mourning in America: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” This is the fourth presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law & Mourning.”

Professor Madoff is an attorney who teaches trusts and estates and a seminar on immortality and the law. She is the author of "Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead" (Yale, 2010), which looks at how American law treats the interests of the dead and what this tells us about our values for the living. In addition to teaching and writing, Madoff has also appeared on many radio shows, including "All Things Considered," and has been quoted in "The Wall Street Journal" and Barrons.

To receive a copy of the paper that will be presented at this lecture, please email the LJST department coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by The Lamont Lecture Fund.

Visit https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/ljst/events.

Contact Info

Ms. Megan L. Estes
413-542-2380
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