From the 2008 News Archive
View Mary Dudziak's Lecture on Justice Marshall's Global Impact
Distinguished Visiting Professor Mary Dudziak
, the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at USC Gould School of Law, delivered the Soper Lecture, "Thurgood Marshall's Global Impact," at the School of Law on Oct. 7.
View the video of Professor Dudziak's lecture
Professor Dudziak is a legal historian who is interested in the relationship between international affairs and domestic law and politics, and in comparative constitutional history. She has written extensively about the impact of foreign affairs on U.S. civil rights policy during the Cold War. Her forthcoming book is a transnational history about Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenya nationalists in the 1960s, Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey. Her next book project will look broadly at the impact of war on American law and politics during the 20th century.
The Soper Lecture Fund was established in 1963 in memory of Morris Ames
Soper, former Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth
Circuit, by contributions from his former law clerks and the Alumni
Association of the School of Law. The income is to be used to provide
lectures by distinguished judges, lawyers, and scholars on legal topics
of contemporary interest to members of the Maryland Bar as well as
students at the School of Law. Judge Soper was an alumnus of the School
of Law, Class of 1895, and a member of the faculty from 1918 to 1926.
Posted by James Smith on Sept. 5, 2008