Speaker: Prof. Michael Davis
Tuesday, March 1 | 12:00 p.m.
Social Rights and South Africa
Professor Brian Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Professor Brian Ray, Joseph C. Hostetler- Baker Hostetler Professor of Law, focuses his research on comparative and international law with an emphasis on comparative constitutional law and social rights. His forthcoming book, Social Rights, South Africa and the Possibilities of Engagement (Cambridge University Press) analyzes the South African Constitutional Court’s social-rights decisions and explores how the engagement requirement the Court developed responds to many of the objections to judicial enforcement of social rights. He spent two terms in 2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, conducting research for the book at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape.
Professor Frank I. Michelmann, Harvard Law School
Professor Frank I. Michelmann is the Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, where he has taught since 1963. He is the author of Brennan and Democracy, and has published widely in the fields of constitutional law and theory, comparative constitutionalism, South African constitutionalism, property law and theory, local government law and general legal theory. Michelman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.