Law & History Workshop: “An Economy of Violence: Law, Necessity, and the South Sea Bubble 1720-21” | Adam Lebovitz


Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Law School, WCC 4059

Adam Lebovitz

Graduate Student
Political Theory
History of Political Thought

Adam Lebovitz studies the history of political ideas, with a special focus on the constitutional history and theory of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His dissertation, "French and American Constitutional Thought, 1774-1800," examines the critical influence of the American state constitutions on the French revolution and its leading thinkers , as well as the reception of French ideas in American constitutional debates of the 1790s. Adam's interests range widely across the history of constitutional thought, from Roman ideas of citizenship and treason, to eighteenth century programs for perpetual peace, to contemporary debates over extrajudicial killing. He graduated with a B.A. in political theory from the University of Chicago in 2006, and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 2012. In 2014-15, he was a Golieb Fellow in legal history at the New York University School of Law. In 2015-16, he will be the Berger-Howe Fellow in legal history at Harvard Law School.