School of Law

A 'Bite of Theory' Seminar with Professor Barry Cushman (Notre Dame University)

25 March 2015

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Venue: Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS


The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) presents 'A Bite of Theory' Seminar with Professor Barry Cushman (Notre Dame University). Professor Cushman will speak on the topic of 'Outlaws of Commerce: Federal Power and Social Reform in the Progressive Era.'

This seminar will trace the political and intellectual history of the efforts of early-20th Century child labour reformers to achieve their objectives through the use of various congressional powers in the trans-substantive context of American constitutional federalism. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which doctrinal developments precipitated in other domains of social reform -- such as temperance, gambling, and convict labour -- informed and shaped the strategies of those devoted to child labour reform.


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