FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Tushnet

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Biography

Mark Tushnet is a prominent critical legal studies proponent, constitutional law scholar, and author of many books. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University. While serving as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Tushnet authored a memo which dramatically influenced the opinion in Roe v. Wade. Tushnet was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center for many years and is one of the most radical constitutional law theorists in the country. He famously described critical legal studies as a "political location" and stated in an article in the Ohio State Law Journal in 1981 that, were he a justice, he would vote in favor of whichever side in a case he thought would best advance the agenda of international socialism. Professor Tushnet recently left Georgetown to join the faculty of Harvard Law School, where he is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's October Term 2006

06.29.07 | 01:20:19 min | 0 comments