Lecture: Law and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice

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May 16, 2019


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Dodd Hall, Rm. 161
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles

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Dodd Hall, Rm. 161

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In addition to this event, Daniel Lowenstein will be giving TWO seminars on May 18. For more information, please visit the event page.




This lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments, as per the rules and regulations of Dodd Hall, will not be provided at this event. However, if you arrive by about 7:15pm, you may enjoy a musical treat.


Please note: (1) This is a different room than the ones typically used for CLAFI lectures. Dodd Hall is next to the Law School Building; and, (2) we will be announcing the fall schedule of CLAFI public events before the lecture.


Daniel Lowenstein is Director of the Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI) at UCLA, where he is also an Emeritus Professor of Law.  He served as Deputy Secretary of State of California under Jerry Brown from 1971-75 and as the first chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 1975-79.  In 1979 he joined the UCLA law faculty, where he became the first American law professor to specialize in election law.  He authored Election Law: Cases and Materials, the first twentieth century textbook on the subject, in 1995.  It is now in its sixth edition, with co-authors.  Lowenstein has also published articles on election law subjects including campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, political parties, initiative elections, and political bribery, in numerous law journals.  He has also taught courses in Law and Literature and has published literary commentary, including articles on The Merchant of Venice.