SaturdayHLS in the Arts:

Book Festival

Sep 16|12:00 - 5:30pm
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HLS alumni authors spanning three generations discuss their careers and the many subjects addressed in their work, from the complexities of race, politics, and relationships to the secrets of Wonder Woman to the intensity of law school classrooms. HLS is thrilled to welcome back their talented alumni authors, many of whom have become household names, to discuss their transformative, educational, entertaining, and revolutionary approaches to literature.

Event Highlights

12:00 – 1:00 pm – T.A. Barron ’82, Merlin Saga – Book 1
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Edward Larson ’79, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

Event Video

CANCELLED 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Ayelet Waldman ’91, A Really Good Day
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Ginger McKnight-Chavers ’88, In the Heart of Texas
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Brenda Feigen ’69, discussing Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist and showing photos from the book Why I March
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Lisa Tucker ’95, Called On
4:15 – 5:15 pm – Scott Turow ’78, One L, 40 Years Later
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Jill Lepore, The Secret History of Wonder Woman


Featured Speakers:
T.A. Barron '82 Writer
Edward J. Larson '79 Darling Chair in Law and University Professor of History, Pepperdine University
Ginger McKnight-Chavers '88 Author
Annette Gordon-Reed '84 Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School
Brenda Feigen '69 Co-Founder, ACLU Women’s Rights Project; Co-Founder, Ms. Magazine; Co-Founder, National Women’s Political Caucus; National Vice President (Legislation), N.O.W.
Lisa Tucker '95 Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University
Scott Turow '78 Author
Jill Lepore David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University